Quick Tip: Balloons in Inventor 2017 R2

Quick Tip: Balloons in Inventor 2017 R2

Inventor 2017 R2 has introduced some useful new ballooning functionality in addition to some techniques you may not have been previously aware of.  Balloon sorting has been introduced this release, and works very well in cases where multiple balloons have been attached into one grouping.  Let’s take a look at the steps to accomplish this:

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1. Typically, balloons might look like this to start.

 

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2.Right click the balloon you want the others attached to and select one of the “attach” options.

 

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3. Pick the other items you want attached.

 

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4. Right click the balloon group and select “Sort Balloons”.

 

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5. The result should look something like this after deleting the previous balloons.

Ben Curtin

Business Development Manager at Tata Technologies
Ben holds a BSME from Michigan Technological University and has over 20 years of experience working with CAD, CAE, PDM, and PLM solutions. He holds several Autodesk manufacturing and simulation specializations, and became one of the first Inventor Certified Experts in the early 2000s.

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Ben Curtin

Business Development Manager at Tata Technologies
Ben holds a BSME from Michigan Technological University and has over 20 years of experience working with CAD, CAE, PDM, and PLM solutions. He holds several Autodesk manufacturing and simulation specializations, and became one of the first Inventor Certified Experts in the early 2000s.