I have an assembly with sub-assemblies and parts. And problem is that i just want to Generate numbers to only top components. But numbers only are added to the parts. If there is a sub-assembly CATIA does not add it a number. do anybody have an idea to add numbers only top parts and sub-assemblies?
Here is the tutorial and files. Have fun...and vote tuto if you like it.
Attachmentsadd numbers to subassemblies for BOM.rar, 200 KB
This is great, thanks! So with this I can generate an Advanced BOM that describes the sub-assemblies and not just the part recap.
Now for the drawing annotation, is there a way to get the balloon tool to tag sub-assemblies instead of the sub-parts WITHOUT using ID numbers? (We tag part and assembly names directly instead of using key IDs. See my screenshot from before).
Thanks for your help!
I couldn't get this to work. Here are the steps.
I generated a 3D Iso view of an assembly containing a sub-assembly.
Created an Advanced BOM using the Top Level format.
Used the baloon tool to annotate the sub-assembly (BOLT_ASB_03).
The baloon still picks up the parts within the sub-assembly, not the sub-assembly product.
if you take bom with advanced bom and it is top level changed, baloons automatically select sub-assemblies. try it if you select or part, it select only sub.
This is somewhat related, but I'm not using numbers for the BOM. Instead I'm trying to use balloons to label the top level assemblies AND parts directly. The auto balloon and balloon tool will only pick-up the part names, not the sub-assembly name so I have to annotate these with leaders instead of balloons. Any ideas? Here is what I'm trying to accomplish:
yeah i know solution. and also answer is same with my question. i solved it nearly a year ago. wait a tutorial from me.
You can try my .xml file. If the result is same, send me your .xml file.
directory: C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\B21\intel_a\resources\standard\drafting
dont forget my .xml file only suitable for V5R21 or higher
AttachmentsISO_ZGR.xml, 289 KB
Thanks Ozgur, but I'm still getting the same behavior as before. Please see the files attached (I also emailed them to you as requested).
AttachmentsBOM Test.zip, 229 KB
Your .xml is working. i just check it. it is correct.
Oh i got the point. if you exchange balloons from numbers to name, it doesnt show you top level. It is annoying :) I dont know the solution at the moment but if i get, i will share.
Ah, OK. I think I didn't give enough detail in my question. I don't want to use CATIA generated "Item" numbers in the balloons, but instead use Part and Product names directly. It works fine for Parts, but there is no way to balloon a Sub-Assembly unless I use a text annotation with a leader instead of a balloon.
See my screenshot above with the hardware sub-assembly "BOLT_ASB_05" called out for an example of what I'm trying to do.
Thank You very much!
You help me lot!!!!!
Is that possible to Add "Components Sub Part" not "products sub parts" to Drawing BOM
They are different Component and Product and Part
Components mean in catia is grouping part or assemblies. so you can not see them directly in drawing bom.
It worked for me!