4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 31, 2017 10:24 AM by Andrew Wright

    BOM item numbers do not match balloons

    Josh Chapman

      I have a good sized assembly with about 45 item numbers which I am creating a 5 page assembly drawing. It has 7 different configurations to show assembly of different sections.

      The first sheet of my drawing shows the entire assembly and the BOM which references the assembly view on the same page.

      previously I have had a hard time getting the bom to display the correct quantity of components (i.e. screws and washers).  I think i have solved that now by carefully making sure the configurations were complete and that the parts are all included.


      Today's problem: The item numbers on the BOM do not match the item numbers in the balloons throughout the drawing. Sheet 3 has 2 isometric views of 2 different configurations. the balloon item numbers do not match the item numbers in the BOM.

      if I put balloons on the iso view on page 1 the numbers are correct but i need the balloons on the other 4 pages.


      apparently there is a disconnect somewhere between the configurations and the BOM.


      Anyone know what this is doing and how to fix it?


        • Re: BOM item numbers do not match balloons
          Faur Arama

          Item numbers are linked to a BOM using a view property "Linked balloon text to specified table".

          One solution is to insert a BOM in each sheet. Another one is to uncheck document property->tables->bill of materials->restrict top-level only BOMs to one configuration, insert bom and now you have a boom that lists all configurations. Pay attention to link main view on the other sheets to the bom.inserted on first page.

          • Re: BOM item numbers do not match balloons
            Jim Steinmeyer

            If you want a view to use a particular BOM, regardless of what page it is on, you need to select the view, use the right mouse button to select "properties", and then at the bottom left of the pop-up there is a Balloons section where you check the box "link balloon test to specified table". You then can select which BOM you desire from the drop down.


            oops, I see I was late.