SOLIDWORKS Stacked Balloons Manipulation

Article by Rod Mackay updated October 29, 2015

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduces the ability to rearrange stacked balloons manually. Individual balloons and flag notes can be dragged into and out of the stack, as well as manipulated into any position within the stack.

Also with one click you can rearrange a balloon stack to be organized numerically or alphabetically reducing the need for workarounds to get a drawing to look absolutely right.

Rearranging Stacked Balloons

To rearrange stacked balloons:

Rearrange stacked Balloons

Rearrange Stacked Balloons

  1. Shift + click a balloon within the stack.
  2. With the balloon selected, move the pointer within the stack to see a preview of the new position within the stack.
  3. When the balloon is in the correct position, release the mouse button.

Add Balloons to a Stack

To add balloons or flags to an existing stack balloons:

Add Balloon to a Stack

Add Balloon to a Stack

  1. Shift + click a balloon.
  2. With the balloon selected, move the pointer within the stack to see a preview of the new position within the stack.
  3. When the balloon is in the correct position, release the mouse button.

Sorting Balloons

To sort your balloons:

Sort Balloon Stack

Sort Balloon Stack

  1. Right-click on the stacked balloons
  2. From the shortcut menu pick Sort Stack.

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Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.