I have an Inventor drawing which contains multiple sheets. One of the sheets is a drawing of the master assembly. Another sheet is a drawing of a part that is in the master assembly. This part shows up multiple times. I'd like to have a text box or something in the part's drawing that I can put: "Quantity: [Quantity]" where [Quantity] is the number of occurances of the part in the master assembly. I've been searching for a while and can't find a way to do this. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
Either, make a design view rep of the single part.
Then place a part list of the master assembly on the single part sheet and filter by view rep.
Or just hide all other parts/assemblies in the parts list.
You will have a one line parts list showing the quantity of the single part in the master assembly.
It will also update if the quantity changes.
"Just a thought; How about going to ( manage-styles editor) and change the balloon to show the item and quantity."
Excellent idea, so simple, I never thought of that.
Just to add, I would make a new balloon style so as not to disrupt the other sheets.
Thanks to both of you for the ideas! The balloon idea does sound great but for some reason I can't get it to work, it keeps saying the quantity is 1 :/ that might be because the component I picked is within a sub-assembly of the master assemly I'm trying to count it in. Any ideas?
Also, I'm having a problem with the parts list idea too. Before, I was able to insert a "parts only" list so Inventor would count every occurance of a part within the assembly, but now that option is grayed out and it will only let me insert a structured list. Know why that might be? Thanks for your help!