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(OP)
I want to add an "Identification Symbol" (aka Balloon) to a drawing without the need for a parts list.

The thread linked below suggests this is quite complex but hints at the possibility of a link with Teamcentre.
http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=378748

Would anyone know if there is a way to recall the item number (or "Find No.") from Teamcentre?

With my most optimistic hat on I'm wondering whether you might be able to type something like <@....Find_No> into the text field and it populates the appropriate Teamcentre info. I'm sure that's way too simple though!

Any help appreciated.
Jon

NX 7.5.5.4
TC 8

RE: Smart balloons

It should be pretty simple , ... but,
you still , to my knowledge, need a partslist.

In NX , the "engine" for the update and sync of ID symbols is a partslist, even if you run under Teamcenter.
but then normally the partslist is a slave to the TC Bom. ( default the partslist update the attribute "callout" and Callout in turn is synchronized to TC Find No.)

The trick is to create a partslist and thereby have the id symbols update, and then in some way hide the partslist.


Regards,
Tomas

RE: Smart balloons

Do you still use NX 7.5 as per your signature line? If so, you may want to try this journal. The author of the code is Ian Eldred; I've not tried the code myself (as I'm on NX 9), but it sounds like it may do what you want. Bear in mind that due to changes in NX 8 and higher, the code may not work as expected in versions other than NX 7.5.

www.nxjournaling.com

RE: Smart balloons

(OP)
Thanks both.
I like that ... "It should be pretty simple , ... but,".
I'll have a look at the journal although not delved into the journal world much so am a little fearful of breaking something!

Yes we are on NX7.5 but soon to jump to NX10.
No doubt this issue is resolved in NX10!!! winky smile

RE: Smart balloons

I mean, it IS Simple, all you have to do is to add a partslist to your drawing. Nothing more.
Of course the parts list must once be setup as to your requirements, but that's a one time job.
We have different parts list templates in a specific "palette" in the "resource bar", then it's drag-drop from there to the drawing. Done.
( One can place the partslist outside the drawing, then it will not be plotted.)

Regards,
Tomas

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