How to add Balloons manually in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017

Article by Sanja Srzic updated December 29, 2016


In SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017, balloons can be added manually.

In the SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in, click the button New Inspection Project on the CommandManager.

New Inspection Project

New Inspection Project

In the Characteristic Info section, set extraction to manual.  The Sort value will automatically change to User Defined and become greyed out.

Extraction is Manual

Extraction is Manual

Proceed to add characteristics as usual.

Click the Balloon Document button and adjust ballooning settings if needed.

Balloon Document

Balloon Document

Balloons are created in the order characteristics were added.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection manual balloons

Balloons added manually

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Sanja Srzic

Sanja is the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Team Leader for Western Canada, and is based in the Javelin Winnipeg Office