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.
Figure 1: Two views of Hydraulic Crane Assembly
Observe below steps to achieve the required result –
Open the file hydraulic_crane.asm
Create a new drawing with following specifications and name it to hydraulic_crane.drw
Create a ‘General View’ with following specifications
Create a 4×2 table as shown from the ‘Table’ tab.
Select the ‘Properties’ menu for the table as shown
Change the height of table rows to table rows to 1 as shown
Select the ‘Height and Width’ menu for first table column as shown –
Change the width of first table column to 2.5 as shown.
Change the width of second, third and fourth table columns to 8, 4 and 2.5 respectively
Right click on the left side upper table cell and select ‘Properties’.
Type in the text
Change the Text Style as shown
Type in the following texts in the upper second, third and fourth table cells and change their text style as per the step 12
Select ‘Repeat Region’ command from the Data Group of ‘Table’ tab
Select ‘Add’ option from the Menu Manager
Following message log will display
Select the corners of the repeat region as shown
Click ‘Done’ in the Menu Manager
Observe that the repeat region highlights after clicking one of the repeat regions cells
Select the First cell from the repeat region, right click and then select ‘Report Parameter’
Select the report symbol ‘rpt’ followed by ‘index’
For second cell of repeat region, enter following report parameters
For third cell of repeat region, enter following report parameters
For fourth cell of repeat region, enter following report parameters
For all four cells of repeat region, change the text style as per step 12 and then the table should look as follows
Select ‘Update Tables’ command from the ‘Data’ group of ‘Table’ tab
The table will update as follows
Select ‘Repeat Region’ command from the ‘Data’ group of ‘Table’ tab
Select ‘Attributes’ option from the Menu Manager
Then select the repeat region
Select the ‘No Duplicates’ option from the Menu Manager and then Select ‘Done/Return’
The table updates as follows
Repeat steps 28 to 30.
Select ‘Recursive’ option from the Menu Manager and then select Done/Return ——–> Done From the Menu Manager
The table updates as follows
Select ‘Create Balloons – All’ option from the ‘Balloons’ group of Table tab
Rearrange the created balloons and then the drawing will look as follows