I can get it to Auto Balloon a couple views, but not the others. They are not section, crop, detail, etc. views..just projected views.
That is because you cannot use autoballoon beyond its max numbers.
Let's say you have an assembly contains 10 parts (no subassemblies in it). Now you have put 3 general views in drawings, which all are connected with BOM. Now if you give balloon in one view manually for number 1&2. Now if you go to another view and if you select autoballoon for that view, ideally it will give ballooning for numbers 3 to 10. As number 1&2 already been given in some other view.
That means once you had given ballooning in any of view, that numbered balloon will not be detected as new number balloon if you choose autoballooning system. However, you can manually give it for number of times.
Hope this helps.
Right-click on one of those views, choose "Properties...", and make sure the views are linked to the BOM. See #12 at Frequently Asked Forum Questions.
Thanks for your response Glenn. I thought that was probably the issue, but its not. All views are linked to the BOM.
Then I don't know. I rarely use the Auto Balloon feature, so maybe someone else will be able to help.
Thank you! I didn't realize that is how it works in Solidworks. I often times balloon the same object in different views and also in an isometric view. Sounds like another limitation with Solidworks capabilities...
You can trick AutoBalloon into ballooning more views if you really want it to.
-Create a new config of the assembly.
-Change the drawing view to reference that new config.
-Autoballoon the view.
-Change the drawing view back to original config.
I really don't think its limitation of SW. From my point of view it is actually very good thing. I mean you don't have to waste your time in finding which number you had already given as balloon. Instead of this, if you use Inventor, its just pathetic and very complicated in terms of ballooning and BOM. In fact, in Inventor you can easily manipulate the entire BOM. So if you or someone else had manipulate the BOM in Inventor, and next time if you open that BOM your head will spin faster than the earth.
Anyways, I find SW reliable, better, easy to use and more user friendly than other softwares. Yes it has its own limitations, but you cannot get all things in one package, right !!!
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