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auto-labelling in drawings

I'd like to create a drawing of an assembly and have the drawing callout each of the parts either by number or name in the drawing.  Is this possible or do I have to name and put labels next to each part manually, once in the drawing?

Answers

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Posts: 334Member, Developers PRO
    Correct me if I misunderstand you. 

    Isn't that a BOM?

    Subscribe to a BOM app in the app store. I use OpenBOM. It does ok.

    after you create a BOM, create your drawing and use the Insert BOM tool, then select your BOM to insert.

    Then use the ballon tool in drawings to point to each part. Careful, the balloon number increments by 1 each time you place a balloon. You will need to edit the text in the balloon to reference the correct item number in the BOM


  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Posts: 1,087Member, OS Professional, Mentor PRO
    edited March 6
    Nice work @john_mcclary that's how I would normally do my drawing BOM's and great now can insert a live table.

    I think what the OP is asking for is a callout with part name or part number in lieu of the balloon. Unfortunately this is not available yet but something I would be after.  I'd also like the ability to place qty notation on the balloon.
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  • gage_wilkinson708gage_wilkinson708 Posts: 3Member PRO
    Can we have a tool that automatically links creates numbered balloons based on a BOM, then maintain that numbered link as changes are made? Then we could move the balloons around however we see fit.
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Posts: 1,087Member, OS Professional, Mentor PRO
    Can we have a tool that automatically links creates numbered balloons based on a BOM, then maintain that numbered link as changes are made? Then we could move the balloons around however we see fit.
    This is absolutely needed. Very painfull manaully keeping track of the ballon numbers. I hope we see it soon. I am sure its on the list of improvements
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