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BOM Item Numbers & Ballooning

BOM Item Numbers & Ballooning

(OP)
I need to use letters as item numbers. I have no choice in the matter.

Is this possible without using overrides?

If not, can I link my balloons to the override value that is actually displayed in the BOM? Currently it will only show me the original numerical value.

I am not going to be happy if I have to use overrides & then manually change the balloon values. CAD should not work that way. I should be able to change it in one place only & have everything else update.

RE: BOM Item Numbers & Ballooning

I played around and it looks like Solid Edge only allows integers for find numbers.

I'm afraid you are going to have to manually control this and put in an enhancement request to allow for alpha characters as find numbers.

--Scott
www.aerornd.com

RE: BOM Item Numbers & Ballooning

(OP)
Hmm.

How about getting the balloons to display the cell override values rather than the original entries?

This seems like the real flaw to me.

RE: BOM Item Numbers & Ballooning

(OP)
Ok, for future reference, I didn't spot this before (perhaps due to the thread title, perhaps because it was 2011), but here is an answer to this problem.

http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=296318
av8errr, 11 Apr 11 10:18

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