I've been tasked with documenting a shipping crate, and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to learn how to use weldments in SolidWorks. I've got a weldment part file with 4 different top level configurations (along w/ their "as welded" surrogates), and a drawing with various sheets. On each sheet is a different view representing a configuration with autoballoon applied, with it's own cutlist up in the corner. I had a heck of a time getting my balloons to show up until I learned that I had to specify the configuration used in the view IN the cutlist table as well! (so they match) I thought I had it all figured out after learning that. I even managed to get an "exploded view" working using "move/copy body feature", so I didn't have to save to an assembly file.
When I goto open my drawing, certain views(random) all show 1's in the balloons, and I have to hit rebuild to get them to properly reflect the item number in their cut list table. I thought it was just my screen not refreshing, but if I print without hitting rebuild, sure enough I get some views with a buncha 1's in each balloon.
Example attached - each view has it's own config + cut list table. Just as I was typing this I saw a group of auto-balloons all switch back to 1's, hit rebuild and they go back to 1, 2, and 3 like they should. A couple of the views you'll see won't even autoballoon, while others will. What gives? I have a feeling I'm doing something that SW never expected somone to do, or there must be an easier way of doing it I don't know about. Part of my goal here was 1 part file, 1 drawing file.
SolidWorks 2011 SP4, Win7 64bit