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Auto Balloons
Floating Balloons

Balloons


Two kinds of item balloons are available. The first type is a floating balloon and is used to itemize entities on your drawing that are not combined into a block. The second type is a block balloon and is related to a block or connection included in a legend.

Auto Balloons

If the appropriate toggle is checked in SETUPLEGEND Options..., LivingLegend will automatically put an item balloon adjacent to the blocks and connections selected for the legend. The balloon will contain the number or letter of that item in the legend.

If the legend is later updated, all the balloons will have their numbers or letters updated to maintain proper association.

Balloons will automatically follow their related entity if that entity is moved with FMOVE.

Floating Balloons

Use floating balloons when you wish to put a non-blocked group of entities representing a single item in a legend or BOM.

The ID of a floating balloon can be manually assigned any value.

The attribute data is stored in the balloon itself which can be copied and counted like any other block.