Enhancement Details

Link BOM File to Illustration

Create callouts from a BOM in an XML file. Link the BOM XML file to the Arbortext IsoDraw illustration.

Product Information

Product Author
Product / Module PTC Arbortext IsoDraw
Version 7.3
Product Functional Area 2D Drawings
3D Drawings
User Interface Location 
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

When the linked BOM file changes, illustration callouts generated from the BOM also update. Choose the link update method, or turn off link updates.

Generating callouts from a linked rather than embedded BOM file keeps illustration callouts up to date. For example:

You can link more than one BOM file to an illustration. When a linked BOM file changes, only the callouts for that BOM are updated in the illustration.

To link a BOM file to an illustration, open the Objects window pop-up menu and click Generate callouts for objects. In the Create callouts dialog box, under Object or group selection, click the Create callouts box, and then click for BOM. Choose the BOM XML file, and then select the Link BOM to illustration check box.

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