Background callout to current model on each sheet

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello Experts,

 

In one draft and seperate sheet have diffrent asm model. Each sheet should have seperate headline which is refered to asm file properties.

 

Is it possible to make a callout to file properties in background that speperate sheet recognize asm model automatically?

 

Thank you for any answer.

 

 

Regards, CB

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Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I'm pretty sure the properties in background reflect what's in the first inserted assembly. You would have to use callouts with a graphical connection in each sheet after "turning off" relevant properties in the background sheet.

This is my speculation without testing. Maybe someone else has a better way.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

Phenom
Phenom

If you have different assembly models on each sheet you will need to put the callout on the working sheet.

If you put it on the background sheet it will show on all sheets, unless you have different backgrounds for each sheet.

 

You can use property text linked to Index Reference - %{Property Name|R1} - for first inserted model.

For others you can replace R1 with R2 etc.

 

Alternatively there is also Named Reference, where you pick the model from the list in the property text dialog.

 

Unfortunately there is not a 'link to top level of this view'

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Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello cbdu,

 

There is a way but you need to know the order in which you entered your assembly views.

 

First entry;

 

%{enter_the_callout_you_want|R1} for the first

%{enter_the_callout_you_want|R2} for the second

%{enter_the_callout_you_want|R3} for the third

etc...

 

Regards

Alex

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Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

oops You're taking the point. ;-)

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Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@beachcomber, @Alexandre_Cartier,

 

Ah yes, index refs. Better than a graphical connection.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

Phenom
Phenom

Just to clarify, you can't use 'Graphic Connection' or 'Graphic Connection to Part' as neither will reference the top level of an assembly, only the first or bottom level respectively.

 

Edit: I feel an ER coming on.

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Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@beachcomber,

Thanks, that makes index ref MUCH better!

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

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Hi,

 

You could make a template with multiple sheets on it and populate each sheet? That would save having to alter the index reference every time you copy it. However, do you get a case where you use multiple sheets for one assembly?

 

Shane

Shane Murray
ST10 MP2

Re: Background callout to current model on each sheet

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Yes, some asm's have reference to many sheets. I think its impossible to do it simpleSmiley Sad
Its a small problem but thanks for all answers. This should be improved.