Thanks for the tips. Deleting and recreating the cut list did not fix the problem. The SW installation in 2006 SP0 but when the part is opened and a new cut list generated on a PC with the latest SP it still incorrectly separates the two identical weldements int the list. As suggested, I can drag and drop the elements into whatever Cut List Item folder you like, essentially overwitring whatever SW thinks. If you do this I see that the cut list table in your drawing updates automatically to refelct these changes but any balloon callouts do not. In fact, I have noticed that once the initial ballon callouts have been assigned, any further changes to anything in the cut list (changed order, regroupings etc) ARE NOT reflected at all in the call outs. It seems that once the balloon call out it placed in a drawing, it essentially immediately becomes "orphaned".
I have found that ANY changes to the cutlist in either part or the drawing cutlist table will not be refected in the balloon callouts.
Is this how it is or have I missed something? It is extremely tedious and annoying on a part with 30+ weldments having to delete then recreate and reposition new ones because you want to modify in some way the cut list grouping/order etc.
Also, where is the information that holds the weldment "Description" in a part as seen in the drawing cut list table stored/kept or when you right click the Cut List Item folder and select Properties? I have one weldment I am using that keeps on showing the wrong "Description" in the cut list. I want to cpermanently edut it but I haven't been able to do it. I can edit the Description field in the part by editing the Cut List Item properties, and the change gets refelcted in the drawing cut list table, but if I delete the cut list from the part and recreate the cut list, the same incorrect description keeps popping up when it is recreated. Where is this information being held?
This whole weldments thing seems kind broken :(