Link BOM File to Illustration
Create callouts from a BOM in an XML file. Link the BOM XML file to the Arbortext IsoDraw illustration.
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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:
- Callouts you add or delete in the linked BOM file are added or deleted in the illustration.
- Part names you edit in the linked BOM file also change part names in callout text.
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.