Whenever I open a new drawing and insert a new assembly, the parts list defaults to the circle,leader,item count. I have to change all balloons...this takes time. I thought maybe there was a way to save this as a start up?
Use Saved Settings on the General tab on the Parts List Properties dialog.
Save this setting in the Template and use the template for new assembly drawings.
When placing the Parts list, you will get an opportunity to select the saved setting when it becomes enabled:
Perhaps there is a shorter way than this, but I am not aware.
I have saved the parts list under the General tab as unique name, but when I insert a new assembly it only changes my custom parts list...does not update my balloons?
Balloon type is not controlled by parts list settings. Open your template, insert a balloon of the type you want, delete it, save your template. Then new drawings should have that balloon type set.
There is no saveable style for balloons. I wish there was. Maybe in ST9?
That's good. I was researching a little just now and what I said seems to be mixed and balloons automatically placed are confusing as to what controls them. My last inserted balloon type doesn't determine what type of balloon is automatically placed and when I insert a parts list it always reverts to a type. Although I can't change it from what seems to be default. Weird.