2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2018 7:18 PM by Ryan Goff

    Sub Assembly Component Balloons Populate with Asterisk

    Ryan Goff

      I am a student and am near completing my first semester using SW. I am creating a working drawings package that contains 1 main assembly, 1 sub assembly, and a handful of component detail drawings.

      Sheet 1 is of the main assembly, and contains a BoM which identifies the sub-assembly as a single component with a single balloon identifying it as "...sub assembly". This BoM also contains balloons for standard parts and other components which are not part of the sub assembly. My balloons are correct on this sheet.

      Sheet 2 is of the sub assembly, and contains a BoM of the components which make up the sub assembly. Balloons on this sheet populate with an asterisk instead of the number which matches the BoM.


      I have been searching this forum and trying things for the past couple of hours and have not found a solution. None of my parts or assemblies contain more than one configuration (just the default config). None of the components have the option checked to "exclude from Bill of Materials". None of my components are repeat components (all are only used once in the assembly).


      Both BoMs were inserted as "Top Level Only", and Part Configuration Grouping set to "Display as one item number" box checked, and "Display Configurations of the same part as separate items". I have also tried changing this setting to "Display all configurations of the same part as one item". I am at a loss as to what to try next.

        • Re: Sub Assembly Component Balloons Populate with Asterisk
          Solid Air

          Top Level Only means exactly that only top level (unless you set the sub assemby's configuration BOM Options to Promote) so you will not see the sub parts.  Although I would not have expected an asterisk but like I stated I do not use (or never used) this method.


          I prefer setting the BOM properties as shown below and the configuration's BOM Options to Show when I want to balloon the sub parts and Hide when I treat the sub assembly as a part.  Like I stated, this is my preference. Others in the forum have different preferences.