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vsookrah
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Registered: ‎09-19-2012
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Balloon an Item not in the Assembly but on your Parts List

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11-27-2012 07:58 AM

Hi,

 

I have an assembly made, but its to be welded and I did not want to change it to a weldment for simplicity within the drawing environment. But anyway; I have 4 parts in the assembly, and in the parts list I added a custom part for the weld material.

 

Now I also added the weld annotations in their correct locations, but I was wondering if there was a way to add a balloon to the weld symbol. In the little note section behind the weld symbol, I would put a floating balloon which would specify the material of the weld.

 

This was done on older drawings in autocad, but inventor wants me to tie the balloon to a part so I cant really figure this out.

 

Can anyone help?

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Cadmanto
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Re: Balloon an Item not in the Assembly but on your Parts List

11-27-2012 08:08 AM in reply to: vsookrah

You can add the balloon and just overwrite the item number with whatever you want.

Or in the styles editor create a specific balloon type/style and use this for only these type cases.

Hope this makes sense.

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Balloon an Item not in the Assembly but on your Parts List

11-27-2012 08:22 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

HI vsookrah,

 

I addition to the previous suggestion you can select the custom part by following these clicks:

 

  1. Click to place the balloon arrowhead
  2. Click to place the balloon
  3. Right-click and choose Custom / Virtual
  4. Right-click again and choose Continue.
  5. Select the check box for the custom part from the list in the dialog box
  6. Click OK in the dialog box

 

Autodesk Inventor Custom Virtual Part Balloon.png

 

Autodesk Inventor Custom Virtual Part.png

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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vsookrah
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Re: Balloon an Item not in the Assembly but on your Parts List

11-27-2012 08:33 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

I guess I wasnt clear in my original description.

 

I know how to do the custom part ballooning, but I'd like to create a detattched balloon. Just a simple balloon with no leader, but I dont have an option to do that.

 

Is this even possible

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Balloon an Item not in the Assembly but on your Parts List

11-27-2012 08:47 AM in reply to: vsookrah

HI vsookrah,

 

The only thing I can think of would be a custom Sketched Symbol with a prompted entry, into which you'd add the custom part information. It wouldn't be tied to the BOM though.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Cadmanto
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Re: Balloon an Item not in the Assembly but on your Parts List

11-27-2012 08:55 AM in reply to: vsookrah

I don't think that is possible.  Seeing the balloon wants association to a part through the BOM.

What I am thinking is you can do this if you have a block created in ACAD just insert it into your Inventor drawing.

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
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