Just curious...if you have all of the individual parts ballooned, why do you need the sub assembly
ballooned as well?
My thinking is why not just create a Top Level Only BOM?
Try switching the BOM to a top level only BOM automate your balloons which will show your
sub-assembly, then once that is in place switch the BOM back to indented.
Trying to stay ahead of my boss. You raise a valid point, and truly it may not be necessary. I am just preparing for when I go over the drawing with him, the questions I think he will ask. We are using it in a non-traditional sense.
The sub assembly is a rectangular board with a secondary cut on it.
So I have a part file that is the board, say 24x12. I assign it a part number.
I create a sub assembly, and insert the board. At the assembly level, I then add the cut feature. It gets assigned a part number.
So when I go to my main assembly, I can insert the part file (if its just rectangular). I can also insert the sub assembly (if it has notches).
So basically a 24x12 board has a part number (A009616-108). A 24x12 board with cutouts are a different Part number (A009616-801). This way my BOM and the shop knows, if they need a P/N A009616-801, it is created from a P/N A009616-108.
So basically when you are looking at the main assy, you are seeing the cut board. So I would like the ballon to be the item number of the cut board, which is the assy number. It is non traditional, in that it is a one part sub assy. The only reason it is a sub assy, is to add the secondary operation and assign a new part number.
Fair enough. Been there done that. I would be willing to bet that if the truth be know as to what youare
trying to do it would not be very excepted, but the results they would love. So it is easier to just do
Well, I would suggest what I wrote last time. Or have you considered configurations of your subassembly?
One having the arrangement you want whether it is parts being suppressed or unsuppressed showing what you need.
If you didn't know you can show more then one configuration in your BOM as well.
I hope this makes sense.
Makes sense. Im going to just go with what I have and see what happens. Worst case, I will just say, no, you cant do it! Although if it is requested, Ill try the route you suggested, I think that would work. Thanks for the help.
I do feel your pain. I went through it a few months ago trying to prove here
that automated BOMs are the way to go. Quite the affair to the unbelievers.
Another approach is to have two configurations of the board, with the part number being a configuration specific property.
This might not work out real well if you require one part number per file.
Tie your balloon arrow to the origin of the sub-assy. See if that does what you want.