Inserting Balloons

To insert balloons:

  1. Click Balloon (Annotation toolbar), or click Insert > Annotations > Balloon.
    The Balloon PropertyManager appears.
  2. Edit the properties in the PropertyManager as needed, then click a component in a drawing view of an assembly, or click a component in an assembly model, to place the leader, then click again to place the balloon.
    When you insert balloons, you must hover over the entity to highlight the entity and to attach the leader. The leader does not appear until you hover over the entity. This way, the leader and highlighted entities do not hinder your view of the model or drawing view. Video: Balloons with Auto Leaders
    A balloon containing an item number attaches to the part. If you specified the text to be Item Number, the number in the balloon corresponds to the item number in the bill of materials.
  3. Continue inserting as many balloons as needed. Edit the properties for each balloon in the PropertyManager before inserting the balloon.
  4. Click OK PM_OK.gif.
    To move the balloon or leader arrow, select and drag the balloon, or drag the leader by the handle.