Part number terminator placement inside part

Creator
Creator

Dear Members,

 

Is it possible to callout the part number so as the terminator placed on/inside the part? I mean, placing it not using the part's edge rather its section surface for example.

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Phenom
Phenom

Hi @magiclevinho

 

 

 

after creating the BOM with balloons You can move the balloon leader points away from the edges.

 

To do so, You have to click the leader point with CTRL+ALT pressed.

 

So the leader point will be in the middle of Your part, showing a point instead of the arrow but the connection still is kept to the original edge of the part.

 

BUT:

 

You have to consider that the place of the balloon leader can be everywhere, not only in an area which is part of the BOM part itself.

 

So IMHO I normally will let the balloon leader where it was, maybe I move it to another edge, indicating the part better.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Legend
Legend
Wolfgang,

You just revealed the best kept secret inside Solid Edge :-)

It is also possible to "steal" a part number terminator from another view.. the part is visible in another view, just place the terminator, grab it, move it to the original view and stack it to a existing terminator.

Regards,

Jan Bos
Emmen, The Netherlands
User since V3.5 beta testing ST10

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Phenom
Phenom

Hi @Jan_Bos

 

 

I never have seen this as a secret.

It was and is there in SE for a long time.

 

To clarify the behaviour:

 

CTRL+ALT picking the balloon leader let move it but keeps the connection

Only ALT clicking let move the balloon leader froom one part edge to another.

 

Here is a short video, showing the simple click at the balloon leader, which allows only to move it at the current edge it is connected.

ALT+Click lets change it to another edge even from another part, and keeps the connection (change the pos number too)

 

CTRL+ALT click keeps the connection to the current edge but let You move the leader to any position You want

 

 

 

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Phenom
Phenom

By the way,

 

 

 

I was not able to upload the movie directly as I did it in the past.

 

Upload only offers the option "from Gallery" or "From YouTube"

 

An previous upload to the gallery also results in an error message.

 

So this is the reason to find my video in previous thread attached as ZIP 



regards
Wolfgang

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Creator
Creator
Hello @hawcad,

Thank You for the answer and solution!

Best Regards
Levente

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Phenom
Phenom

Hello:

 

If you guys love Solid Edge secrets, here's a bagful (37 to be precise) just using the Alt key:

  

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Solid-Edge-Blog/Alternate-Reality-51-uses-of-the-ALT...

  

~Tushar Suradkar

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Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I wish SE had the capability, Like SW has had for years, to select a surface in addition to an edge.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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Phenom
Phenom

Hi @bshand

 

 

I absolutely agree!

 

Yesterday I had an idea but testing has shown that it didn't work.

 

I can understand that a white blamnk area is hard to be connected to a certain part, but - and this would be my first suggestion - if it is possible to select a hatch  in addition to the etch of a part, at least within a section view we have an opportunity to put BOM balloon leaders away from edges

 

And a hatch definitifely is associated to a single part or assembly

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Phenom
Phenom

bshand wrote:

I wish SE had the capability, Like SW has had for years, to select a surface in addition to an edge.


I might be completely wrong here but I think that is prossibly because SE generates draft views differently to SW.

In SE the edges are created as elements within the draft file, but in SW the draft is really just views of the model - so there are no 'surfaces' to attach to in SE.

That is also probably why you can easily change the orientation of views in SW.

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