Linking a BOM to a View (on a drawing) is accomplished by the following:
- Click the right mouse button on the view
- On the pop up menu choose properties
- In the Drawing View Properties Dialogue box check Link balloon text to specified table
- Choose the correct table (BOM) from the drop down below.
This Process will resolve or answer the following questions and issues:
Why does the balloon numbering not respect the bill of materials (BOM) item numbers?
This can occur for drawings where multiple bills of materials (BOM) were previously inserted or are inserted.
Why does a balloon attached to a general view get a number not listed in the bill of materials?
When attaching a balloon to a component in a view (different from the view used to create the bill of materials), the balloon automatically gets the number, following the FeatureManager® tree of the configuration specified in the view.
Is it possible to link a balloon attached to a drawing view of a part to a bill of materials (BOM) of an assembly that contains that part?
Yes, it is possible by specifying the BOM which the drawing view/balloon is looking at and using the drawing view option ‘Link balloon text to specified table’. This is valid if the BOM is contained in a different sheet as well as in the same sheet of the part drawing view.
Why are the balloons in a drawing not following the Bill of Materials (BOM) numbering?
The balloons in a drawing may not be following the Bill of Materials if the drawing view is not linked to the BOM and therefore the balloon numbers are defaulting to assembly order. In order to link drawings view to a check the box for "Keep Linked to BOM." In the pull down menu select the BOM name to which to link the drawing view. The balloons added to the drawing view will now match the BOM item numbers.
If creating views from parts on an assembly drawing all the balloons attached to the views display the number “1”. Is it possible to get the correct balloon number from the assembly drawing view/ bill of materials (BOM) table?
This is possible using the option ‘Link balloon
text to specific BOM table’.
Check the option ‘Link balloon text to specific BOM table’ and chose the specific BOM table to apply
The balloon will get the number from the BOM.