I have a 4 sheet detail drawing of a weldment which consists of the first 3 sheets having all the section views. The fourth sheet has all the indiviual parts detailed. I wanted to balloon each piece instead of putting a header type identification below then such as "Detail Item #1". My problem is that all the balloons come in as item 1. Is there a way to have them balloon as the actual item number that they are? I have had a little experence with Solid Works and there was a way to do it.
Can anyone provide a solution?
When you select your balloon, on the right tab there are two selection boxes, try changing the bottom selection to part or piece mark, not balloon. If you are pointing to the parts in a multi assembly file you will need to change the assembly in the BOM to Phantom. You can also go into the manage tab, styles editor, your dimension style, object defaults, click the pencil, then balloon, and change it to the field where your part name is.
What it sounds like you need to do is create detail or section views (which ever views show your parts)
and then turn off the visibility of the parts you don't want shown. Then your balloons should represent the correct parametric item number.
If this allows you to fix the problem I'll show you how to make it a default selection. Try changing the type and let me know if its what you want. Select the baloon option first, then choose the style from the drop-down box to the right as shown
try the different selections.
The only other suggestions I can think to offer would be to create some LOD's or possible making a factory out of your assembly and turning off the select components you don't need in these views. Either way there is no clean direct way
I can think of to do this.
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