9 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2015 8:41 PM by Yong Ning

    Balloon numbering

    Milos Stancic

      Hi everyone,


      I am working on an assembly which consists a weldment part and and some screws, nuts and cables. And on the first sheet i need to show Bill of materials for that assembly.


      So when I insert bill of materials I can see all the elements in that assy. And that is good.


      And on the second sheet I need to show the weldment part and all it's bodies. So i need to put weldment cut list. which is also ok. But when i put weldment cut list all the numbers start from 1. So i will have repeating numbers from BOM and cut list which can create confusion. So I wanted to start numbering from the first next number after BOM list number. But that is also not accurate since these are all parts of the weldment part.


      So what i want to do is, since my weldment part in the assy BOM is number 1. I want all the bodies in the cutlist to be 1.1 , 1.2,  1.3, and so on. Is there and automatic way to do that ?! Since i haven't seen it.


      And also I tried doing it manually to put values in the cutlist 1.1, 1.2, .1.3 and so on, and it works normal , BUT the first item 1.1 is shown as only number 1 in the balloon. How do I make this most automatic and easiest to do ?


      And it has to be one drawing and two sheets with two different BOMs.


      Solidworks 2013 SP5


      Thanks everyone as always. You have been helpful