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Need to Lock Down your Balloon Numbers?

May 7th, 2019|

No problem. Create a new revision and click the check box to lock the balloons so renumbering is disabled. Characteristic number 7, for example, will always be number 7 on this saved part.

Create a New Revision in a Few Clicks

May 7th, 2019|

Under TDP, click New Drawing Revision and then you can replace your drawing, already ballooned, with data with the new revision, thus preserving the data. Just modify what has changed on that revision. Plus you [...]

Auto Sub balloon Places

May 7th, 2019|

On the Drawing menu, select to automatically sub balloon places, such as 4X Diameter .234 will automatically populate 4 sub balloons, so when you enter the actuals, you will know exactly which diameter may be [...]

Exclude images globally

March 14th, 2019|

To remove images from an inspection sheet export, click the menu item BoC / Exclude Image Requirements. To add an image to a selected characteristic (like a weld callout), open the Characteristic Properties for that [...]

Change tolerances quickly

March 14th, 2019|

If you ballooned a print with incorrect tolerance, select the items to change in the BoC (Bill of Characteristics) and right-click and set to the new tolerances established in the Default Precision and Tolerances under [...]

Supplemental TDP information

February 5th, 2019|

For a more complete TDP (Technical Data Package), add a jpeg picture of the part you are creating or any supplemental information under the menu item TDP/Bill of Documents. Upload all the materials for quick [...]

Change balloon colors in a couple clicks

February 5th, 2019|

Under the menu item Tools/Colors, click the color palette icon next to Balloon, Complete. Then choose your color. All balloons are the color you indicated and this is your new default.

Use special validator to enforce AS9102 compliance

February 5th, 2019|

DISCUS provides a special Excel validator to ensure compliance with AS9102 Rev B.  When you export to Excel, choose AS9102 Rev B Required from the Current Validator dropdown on the export to excel dialog.  Once turned [...]