How to create BOM Table and Balloons in Creo Parametric Drawing

Bill of Material a.k.a ‘BOM’ is a comprehensive list of raw materials, components, assemblies, sub-assemblies, parts, or anything which is required to manufacture the finished product.

In this Tech Tip, we will show you how to create BOM Table and Balloons in Creo Parametric Drawing. You will also know ‘Recursive’ type BOM Table.

You can go through following steps or view this Video directly to know about BOM Table and Balloons.

The User Case

In the figure below, the Hydraulic Crane assembly is shown with two views – one main view and another exploded view. This assembly contains total 14 components and 3 subassemblies. We can show all this information in the Creo drawing with BOM Table and Balloons.

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Figure 1: Two views of Hydraulic Crane Assembly

Observe below steps to achieve the required result –

Step 1

Open the file hydraulic_crane.asm

Step 2

Create a new drawing with following specifications and name it to hydraulic_crane.drw

Step 3

Create a ‘General View’ with following specifications

Step 4

Create a 4×2 table as shown from the ‘Table’ tab.

Step 5

Select the ‘Properties’ menu for the table as shown

Step 6

Change the height of table rows to table rows to 1 as shown

Step 7

Select the ‘Height and Width’ menu for first table column as shown –

Step 8

Change the width of first table column to 2.5 as shown.

Step 9

Change the width of second, third and fourth table columns to 8, 4 and 2.5 respectively

Step 10

Right click on the left side upper table cell and select ‘Properties’.

Step 11

Type in the text

Step 12

Change the Text Style as shown

Step 13

Type in the following texts in the upper second, third and fourth table cells and change their text style as per the step 12

Step 14

Select ‘Repeat Region’ command from the Data Group of ‘Table’ tab

Step 15

Select ‘Add’ option from the Menu Manager

Step 16

Following message log will display

Step 17

Select the corners of the repeat region as shown

Step 18

Click ‘Done’ in the Menu Manager

Step 19

Observe that the repeat region highlights after clicking one of the repeat regions cells

Step 20

Select the First cell from the repeat region, right click and then select ‘Report Parameter’

Step 21

Select the report symbol ‘rpt’ followed by ‘index’

Step 22

For second cell of repeat region, enter following report parameters

Step 23

For third cell of repeat region, enter following report parameters

Step 24

For fourth cell of repeat region, enter following report parameters

Step 25

For all four cells of repeat region, change the text style as per step 12 and then the table should look as follows

Step 26

Select ‘Update Tables’ command from the ‘Data’ group of ‘Table’ tab

Step 27

The table will update as follows

Step 28

Select ‘Repeat Region’ command from the ‘Data’ group of ‘Table’ tab

Step 29

Select ‘Attributes’ option from the Menu Manager

Step 30

Then select the repeat region

Step 31

Select the ‘No Duplicates’ option from the Menu Manager and then Select ‘Done/Return’

The table updates as follows

Step 32

Repeat steps 28 to 30.

Step 33

Select ‘Recursive’ option from the Menu Manager and then select Done/Return ——–> Done From the Menu Manager

Step 34

The table updates as follows

Step 35

Select ‘Create Balloons – All’ option from the ‘Balloons’ group of Table tab

Step 36

Rearrange the created balloons and then the drawing will look as follows

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