I have a bom in an a print. I want to put a few ballons in a few that
the bom is not linked to. The view is a different config, just show
less parts for confusion factor.
can I add some ballons to this view but have them referring to the bom
so the item # is correct?
"greif" wrote in news:1168872914.979287.237600
I believe "link to BOM" requires the same config of the same assembly. If
you can, use display states instead of a config to simplify the view.
No it doesn't - that's the purpose of the box - to make the balloons of a
view of one config follow the balloons of the view of another config. It
will not, however, follow if the views are of different model files - they
have to be the same file.
"Wayne Tiffany" wrote in
Ok. I didn't think it would work bacause different configs could number
items differently. What does it do when the component doesn't appear in the
BOM? Is that when you get the "*"?
If you have a view of config A with the BOM tied to it, then the balloons
are controlled by that config. If you also have a view of config B that has
a part in it that config A doesn't have, and you tell it to match the
balloons on the config A BOM, then it can't possibly attach an item number
to that part since that part doesn't exist in the config that's controlling
the BOM. So the SW response is the asterisk. You can also get the asterisk
by ballooning a part that is in the master config but a different config of
One of the easiest solutions may be to tie the BOM to the other config that
has all the parts and let it control the numbers.