I'm working with BOM data coming from PRO-E, in order to prepare the manufacturing files and records. We don't have any ERP nor PDM package. One of our problems is the number within the balloon 'index', it seems impossible to have a unique index, according to our CAD specialist.
In the case of an assembly :+) You remove an item Nr 10, your new BOM will be 1,..,9,11,..,15 (fine) +) You add a new item PRO/E will use again the removed number :10 With this feature we have a lot of problem with our configuration management, because we don't have a unique identification number of an Item. So item 10 shown a item in the first version, and shown a different item in the following issues.
So I have some questions:1) In the case of an assembly it's possible to have 'index' unique ? and how ? In my example First BOM 1,..,9,10,11,..,15 Second BOM 1,..,9,11,..,15 Item 10 Removed Third BOM 1,..,9,11,..,15,16 a new item added to the assy.
2) On a drawing it's possible to show (automatically) balloon with our own value (manually, or imported from a Data Base) ? and How ?
I'm not a CAD specialist. From my www search it seems possible to have a system like my first question, but our CAD department says no. It seems that there is a small problem, within Pro/E of within our CAD department, but I don't have the knowledge to find a correct answer.
Thanks for your answer.