Want new sheets to follow BOM

I have an assembly on sheet 1 and the details on several following
sheets..some shown as sub-assemblies (even though they are individually
balloned in the assembly). I would like to have the balloons on the new
sheets follow the assembly BOM balloon numbers. How is that done?
I have tried inserting the assembly view, locking focus, ballooning and then
hiding the view but the balloons hide too.
Also, can text be linked to a BOM item#? Next to the details I want to
include a block that shows the item #, material, and finish note.
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alluvium1
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First off, which version of Solidworks do you have. If the sub assemblies are using a different file for the drawing view than the main assembly nothing will help you get the balloons to match except manually doing it. If you created the sub assembly views from the main assembly with a configuration only showing those items you want to detail, then what we do to get the balloons to match is to insert another bill of material and hide just the BOM. It's even this way with the new BOM in 2004 except now you can't hide the BOM. Hopefully they get the ability to link any view to the main BOM straightened out. This has been a major issue with us ever since they allowed us to rearrange the FEATURE TREE in the assembly. They always give us the workaround rather than fixing the thing the way it should be. How many people have more than one BOM on a drawing or want the balloons from components that are the same item in the same assembly on sheet 2 not matching those on sheet 1. The views on sheet 2 are a different configurations from the ones on sheet 1 but nothing is suppressed from one configuration to the other, Only items hidden or shown for clarification of the assembly views.
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John
"alluvium1" wrote in news:yMJ_a.143412$YN5.95060 @sccrnsc01:
No. However, search the web for "solidworks monthly macro". The site seems to be down today. There is a macro there that can fetch this data and stuff it into a note for you. It's limited, and you'll have to customize it to suit your needs.
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Dale Dunn
switch from what?
Reply to
kenneth b
make a derived configuration, hide the parts/assy's you don't want visible
you can add columns to the bom that link to the part/assy properties
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kenneth b
If the VAR you are dealing with is any good, they can walk you through making the BOM work the way you want. If they can't do it, then try to find another VAR.
A good VAR will also show you how it can be done in SW2004, as it is going to be completely different (BOMs are no longer Excel based).
Jerry Steiger Tripod Data Systems
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Jerry Steiger
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alluvium1

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