Is there a way to list a quantity of a part on a drawing sheet when the part is used elsewhere in the assembly.
Somehow point at the BOM total for the main assembly, but put a reference to that as a note on the sheet for the part.
You can link a balloon to the main BOM and show total qty in the assembly
Wouldn't a "balloon" work? And then attach the quantity to said balloon? Or, did I misunderstand the question?
EDIT: Not sure why, but I called my balloons "bubbles". I need more sleep.
Great minds think alike.
When I do the balloon and choose the quantity property it just shows 1.
How do you do the link to the main BOM?
You can override that value. However, if you only have "1", then there must be only one in the assembly.
Right click in dotted box around the part and you will get a pop up. Choose properities. Than link to BOM
Now I fully understand the question. :-)
Wayne Schafer wrote: Right click in dotted box around the part, choose Properties from the drop-down, and you will get a pop up. Than link to BOM
Wayne Schafer wrote:
Right click in dotted box around the part, choose Properties from the drop-down, and you will get a pop up. Than link to BOM
Fixed it for you Wayne. I hope you don't mind.
Great... I am getting closer. Do you have your main assembly as one of the sheets in this drawing so you can have that BOM to link to?
Also I found this link to help automate the process...
Link all drawing views in a drawing to "link ballon text to specified table" | MySolidWorks
Yes, the BOM is on sheet one.
Got it. Thanks!
So out of curiosity do you use multi sheet drawings, or do you just put that bom as the first sheet in all your drawings?
We do multi sheet drawings with and ISO view and balloons on sheet 1. Muli details on additional sheets. We have more than one detail drawing on the added sheets.
Do you put a sheet for each part in that multi sheet drawing, or do you have lots of drawing files with the first sheet like the one you posted?
I ask because we would prefer to use mega sheet drawings, but solidworks seems to hate that. Numbering the sheets and moving sheets around in the mix is a pain.
Tom Hickerson wrote: ...I ask because we would prefer to use mega sheet drawings, but solidworks seems to hate that. Numbering the sheets and moving sheets around in the mix is a pain.
Tom Hickerson wrote:
...I ask because we would prefer to use mega sheet drawings, but solidworks seems to hate that. Numbering the sheets and moving sheets around in the mix is a pain.
Why do you find moving sheets and numbering to be a pain? You can set up title block notes to update the sheet numbers automatically when sheets are added, deleted, or moved. (The "Link to Property" icon can be your friend.)
We show multi details on one sheet. The descriptions are linked to the bom so if that changes the details auto update.
I am referring to the sheet name. By default solid works numbers she sheets and creates tabs. Sheet 1, sheet 2 etc. If you decide you want to add a sheet in the middle it keeps the sheet name regardless of how its ordered in the drawing. So your title block sheet numbers don't match the sheet name on the tab. Yes you can rename them, but you have to rename each sheet.
If you decide to add a single sheet to middle of a 30 sheet drawing its not easy. You can't just click add a sheet here. It adds it to the end and moving it around isn't easy either. From everyone I have talked to they say don't do drawings with more than 4 or 5 sheets, but that just doesn't work with our workflow.
I have seen a macro on the forums that renames the sheets to the configuration, just looking for it and couldn't find it. Maybe my search term was off. Sorry.
I see your point about the sheet names. I always name them to reflect the content, and had assumed that everyone else does too. Have you considered editing the sheet name note in your title blocks so that it will reference the actual sheet number, like I showed above? And then ignore the sheet name on the tab since it won't show in the drawing?
As for moving a new sheet from the end, I'll agree that it can sometimes be slightly problematic to drag and drop them in the needed location. The only workaround I can think of would be to copy and paste the sheet immediately before where you want the new one, since pasting sheets does let you insert it where needed. Then it would only take a few clicks to delete the existing drawing views from the new sheet.
I have a macro that does just that. It works good for me, but one of my guys likes to keep them names sheet x.
I might write a macro for him that renames the sheets to sheet 1, 2, 3 etc so they get back in order. Its all workable, but to me its not a fluid process.
You would have to write the macro to rename twice. Rename sheets with some prefix, suffix and then rename again in the desired order/name.
This would be required to avoid issues when you hit two sheets with same name.
This is something I have been trying to achieve for awhile, moving or adding Sheets would be no Issue if this can be done.
SH1, SH2 etc.#1
I can create a Note that will show it the way I want #2 and #3
is there a way to have this populate to the Sheet Name? #4
Macro, Global V. anything
Sheet can be renamed easily using a macro. Check these two threads:
How to change Sheet Name to Configuration Name
Re: Renaming all drawing sheets
Thanks Deepak Gupta the "Sheet Rename" Macro allows me to do just that.
do you know where SW stores the prefix text "Sheet" ? and is there a way to change that default?
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