Auto Balloons

You can use auto balloons to automatically generate balloons in a drawing view.

Insert a set of balloons into one or more drawing views. Balloons are inserted into the appropriate views without duplicates. You can specify that balloons be inserted when creating new drawing views. You can specify that the balloons follow the assembly order or are numbered sequentially. You can automatically insert magnetic lines when using the Auto Balloon command.

You can drag a group of balloons or a single balloon.

Example: Auto Balloons

Balloons display an asterisk (*) if:
  • A component is set to Exclude from bill of materials in the Component Properties dialog box.

    - or -

  • The drawing view is set to Link balloon text to specified table in the Drawing View Properties dialog box and the component is not in the configuration displayed in the BOM.