Configuring balloons with Solid Edge Inspector

By Sangamesh Andoor

Ballooning and characteristic generation are the first steps in the inspection planning process. Solid Edge Inspector solution balloons the dimensions and creates quality characteristic data. Balloons can be represented in different colors, sizes, and styles. By default, which dimensions need to be defined as critical or major, is also part of the configuration. Configuration can be if you want to add a new property and want to show it as a column in the CN table or Q-DAS spreadsheet.
Solid Edge Inspector is a fully configurable solution. The solution can be configured by the balloon color, size, text font, and style. When the ballooning operation is performed, the balloons will be represented based on configured information.

Below image shows before and after balloon representation based on the configuration.

Solid Edge Inspector - Balloon before
Figure displaying balloon representation before configuration
Solid Edge Inspector - Balloon after
Figure displaying balloon representation after configuration
Full steps for configuring balloons in Solid Edge Inspector

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