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

By özgür kesebir on 08 Apr 10:26 13 answers 11365 views 7 comments

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?

13 answers

  • Neil Meredith
    Neil Meredith about 3 years ago

    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!

  • özgür kesebir
    özgür kesebir almost 3 years ago

    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

    e-mail:ozgur_kese1@hotmail.com

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    ISO_ZGR.xml, 289 KB
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  • Neil Meredith
    Neil Meredith almost 3 years ago

    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).

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    BOM Test.zip, 229 KB
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  • özgür kesebir
    özgür kesebir almost 3 years ago

    Your .xml is working. i just check it. it is correct.

  • Neil Meredith
    Neil Meredith almost 3 years ago

    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.

  • SS
    SS almost 2 years ago

    Thank You very much!
    You help me lot!!!!!

  • Utku Bayram
    Utku Bayram over 1 year ago

    Hi All

    Is that possible to Add "Components Sub Part" not "products sub parts" to Drawing BOM

    They are different Component and Product and Part

  • özgür kesebir
    özgür kesebir over 1 year ago

    Components mean in catia is grouping part or assemblies. so you can not see them directly in drawing bom.

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