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When inserting a balloon, why is the cut list property selection menu grayed out?

Question asked by Dan Frey on Sep 25, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 28, 2015 by Dan Frey

Hi all,


I'm trying to add balloons to a drawing to call out a custom cut list property. However, when I am creating the balloons I am unable to do this because the selection box is grayed out.


The weird part is, if I click to place a blank balloon on the drawing, THEN click on it again to edit it, the box is no longer grayed out and I am able to select my property as desired. However, it's obviously a pain to have to go back and edit every balloon on the drawing to get the property to come through.


I did a lot of work to update my company's workflow in SolidWorks (template editing, etc.) about six months ago and I am certain that at that time the box was not grayed out when first inserting a balloon. At the time we were on SW2014, and we are now on SW2015 SP 4.0 so I am wondering if that has something to do with the problem.


Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Is it some kind of bug with SW2015? Is there some setting I'm missing that controls this?


Thanks in advance for any assistance.