Our corporate drafting standard will not allow bills of material on our drawings. The numbering of balloons on an assembly drawing must match the item numbers of the corresponding BOM gernerated by our MRP system. While this is a pain in the butt, we work around this by carefully managing the order of the parts in the FeatureManager.
I'm now working on some very large assemblies. I'd like to break a large assembly into smaller sub-assemblies to simplify the modelling process. My problem is that these sub-assemblies will not be entered into our MRP system, and thus will not show up on the master bill of materials. I need to be able to have an individual item balloon for each component of the sub-assy.
I know that I can select "Show Parts Only" in the BOM Properties dialoge box, but this give an individual item number to every single part. (The indented bom doesn't help me 'cause there won't be a bom drawing) Some of the sub-assemblies are models of off-the-shelf products, so the entire sub-assembly should be identified by one balloon number. Some of the assemblies are weldments. Again I don't want each piece of the weldment to have a balloon number, just the finished weldment.
Is there away to have some sub-assy identified with one item balloon, while applying individual balloons to each component of other sub-assemblies?
(I hope this makes sense. It's been a long day!)
Thanks for the help