I have entered a custom item (row) to the BOM that is not shown in the drawing but we need it called out. It is inserted into another item, I would like to call it out with a stacked balloon with the other item. Can this be done? When I try "Add to stack" I do not see an option to select item from BOM. Thanks in advance.

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Last comment By: Jared Emery   Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:19:40 GMT
Re: Add custom BOM item to balloon stack


I don't know of an official way of doing this. But a work around may be to actually add this part to the model and add the balloon then hide the part so it doesn't show. If you don't have a model you could create some simple geometry and create a dummy part to add to the assembly. This gives you something to select for the balloon and then hide. Not clean or anything but it would work.

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:29:42 GMT
Re: Add custom BOM item to balloon stack

You can do as Jim Steinmeyer said and create a virtual Part in your Assembly, but you don't need to actually model any geometry.  When placing the Balloon just browse to the component in the tree and select it's Origin.

By: Glenn Schroeder  Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:49:10 GMT
Re: Add custom BOM item to balloon stack

Cheat.  Add balloon by selecting anything to get it there.  Then select that balloon change type to text and add that number to it.  That way you do not have an extra part floating around on that page.

By: David Nelson  Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:03:17 GMT
Re: Add custom BOM item to balloon stack

Thanks guys. All good suggestions.

By: Jared Emery  Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:19:40 GMT
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