How can we add numbers to sub-assemblies in CATIA to see them in balloons and bom list automatically in drawing?
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.
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!
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:
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
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.