DriveWorks Pro 15: Auto Balloon View [send feedback...]

Auto Balloon View

Auto Balloon a drawing view.

Properties

Property NameDescription
Edit Balloon OptionsTrue (default) to replace existing balloons, False to resequence.
Edit BalloonsTrue to use edit balloon options when creating the auto balloon.
Ignore MultipleTrue (default) to create a balloon for only one instance of an item, false for multiple.
Insert Magnetic LineTrue (default) to insert magnetic lines with balloons.
Item Number IncrementSets the item number increment.
Item Number StartSets the starting number.
Item OrderSets the item ordering.
  • 1 (default) - Do not change numbers
  • 2 - Follow assembly order
  • 4 - Order sequentially
SOLIDWORKS could add further enumerators that affect item order.

For a complete list of all enumerators please go to:

SOLIDWORKS Web Help, Select API Help and search for swBalloonItemNumbersOrder_e Enumeration.

Layer NameSets the name of the layer on which to create balloons (must be a valid layer name).
LayoutSets the style of the layout of the balloons.
  • 1 - In a box around the drawing view
  • 2 - In a circle around the drawing view
  • 3 - Along the top edge of the drawing view
  • 4 - Along the bottom edge of the drawing view
  • 5 - Along the right edge of the drawing view
  • 6 - Along the left edge of the drawing view
SOLIDWORKS could add further enumerators that affect layout options.

For a complete list of all enumerators please go to:

SOLIDWORKS Web Help, Select API Help and search for swBalloonLayoutType_e Enumeration.

Leader Attached To FacesTrue to attach balloons to faces (default is false).
Reverse DirectionTrue to reverse the item ordering (default is false).
SizeSets the size of the balloons (1 to 5).
  • 1 - one character
  • 2 - two characters
  • 3 - three characters
  • 4 - four characters
  • 5 - five characters
StyleSets the style of the balloons.
  • 1 - Circle
  • 2 - Triangle
  • 3 - Hexagon
  • 4 - Box
  • 5 - Diamond

Please note the most common balloon style enumerators are listed.

For a complete list of all enumerators please go to:

SOLIDWORKS Web Help, Select API Help and search for swBalloonStyle_e Enumeration.

Upper TextSets the upper text of the balloon.
Upper Text ContentSets the style of the upper text content.

Please note an enumerator value is required for the balloon text content.

For a complete list of all enumerators please go to:

SOLIDWORKS Web Help, Select API Help and search for swBalloonTextContent_e Enumeration.

(Name)The unique name for this task.
View NameThe name of the view to auto balloon.

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Drawing Control Generation Tasks

Use the Auto Arrange Dimensions, Auto Balloon View and Rescale and Position View generation tasks to control a driven drawing.

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