Balloons

A serial balloon is a graphic that identifies a part or assembly component and associates it with a label. Balloons are by default set to display item numbers.

Balloon types #

Balloon circle type
Balloon line type

Collected balloons #

Several balloon labels can be collected on one leader. Collected balloons are aligned horizontally or vertically.

Add balloon #

  • Click menu ” Annotate/Serial balloon/add balloons”
  • Enter the serial number, mutiple serials are seperated by commas, such as, 3,5
  • Specify the first point of the leader
  • Specify the second piont.

Add balloon to part #

  • Click menu ” Annotate/Serial balloon/add balloons”
  • Enter the serial number, mutiple serials are seperated by commas, such as, 3,5
  • Specify the first point of the leader
  • Specify the second piont
  • Edit the part reference, and then click “ok”

Part references enable you to specify the component properties of each part. The BOM automatically picks up this information and lists the properties in the BOM dialog box as well as parts lists.

Align balloons #

Balloons can be aligned horizontally, vertically, in a straight line, or along the sides of a rectangle.

  • Click menu ” Annotate/Serial balloon/Align balloons”
  • Select balloons, and then right click
  • Choose H or V to align the balloons as Horizontal or Vertical.
  • Enter Align point
Align balloons with horizontal
Align balloons with vertical

Edit part reference #

  • Click menu ” Annotate/Serial balloon/Edit part reference”
  • Select balloons to edit
  • Edit the part reference, and then click “ok” to save.
Edit part reference

Renumber balloons #

  • Click menu ” Annotate/Serial balloon/Renumber balloons”
  • Select balloons to renumber, and then right click
  • Choose A/B/U/D to renumber as Across/Backward/Upward/Downward.
  • Specify start serial number, such as 4
Before renumber
After renumber start at 4

Merge balloons #

  • Click menu ” Annotate/Serial balloon/Merge balloons”

Merge balloons with same value, such as part number. For changing the value setting, please go to Balloon settings.

Merge balloons

Insert part lists/BOM #

  • Click menu “Annotate/serial balloon/insert part lists”
  • Specify table point
  • Specify table scale
Part lists/BOM

Balloon settings #

Select the balloon type as line type or circle type.

Configure balloon text and leaders.

Select the vertical and horizontal when it aligns mutiple balloons.

Balloon style setting
Part list style setting