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How to add Custom Information to a SOLIDWORKS Balloon

When adding a SOLIDWORKS balloon to a Drawing there is an option to show the quantity of the part. This a great way to give the reader additional information quickly, but what if you want to show other model details in the balloon, for instance the…

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How to attach additional leader lines to SOLIDWORKS Balloons

Messy drawing views

Does your company require you to have every part in a drawing identified to avoid confusion? This blog post will show you how to identify every item in your drawing view without requiring extra SOLIDWORKS balloons. When you identify every item in an assembly drawing…

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How to use SOLIDWORKS Auto Balloon for components hidden from view

SOLIDWORKS Auto Balloon

When you require internal components of your assembly to be ballooned in a drawing, you may find that components hidden from view will not be ballooned using the SOLIDWORKS Auto Balloon tool even if they are present in the related BOM? The drawing below shows one such example,…

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How to add Balloons manually in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017

In SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017, balloons can be added manually. In the SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in, click the button New Inspection Project on the CommandManager. In the Characteristic Info section, set extraction to manual.  The Sort value will automatically change to User Defined and become greyed out….

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How to Link SOLIDWORKS Flag Notes to Balloons or Notes in a Drawing

One of the great new features that has been introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2016 is “Flag Notes”. Flag notes are a method of cross-referencing one area or feature of a drawing to a list of notes. In order to add SOLIDWORKS flag notes to a drawing…

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SOLIDWORKS Stacked Balloons Manipulation

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…

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