"Insert Balloon" Tool: Bentley Substation

I am trying to implement the use of the Balloon tool in my office and have some questions. 

1.  From the Device ID box there is a field for Balloon Number.  Right now that is a manual field.  Can this be directed to a field in the project datrabase so it is autofilled? We have standard item numbers already established and would like to use those in replace of the sequential format.

2.  We are adding accessory kits to all of our equipment.  When I add a balloon to the part it forces me to add 4 balloons to include the accessory kits.  Can I set it to only display the main balloon?

3.  Can I change the look of the balloon?  For example can I make it a hexagon versus the circle?

Thank you in advance.

  • Hi Donnie.

    Donnie Seibel said:

    1.  From the Device ID box there is a field for Balloon Number.  Right now that is a manual field.  Can this be directed to a field in the project datrabase so it is autofilled? We have standard item numbers already established and would like to use those in replace of the sequential format.

    Currently this is not possible. This is enhancement request TFS 6848, and AEP is already on the requestor list.

    Donnie Seibel said:

    2.  We are adding accessory kits to all of our equipment.  When I add a balloon to the part it forces me to add 4 balloons to include the accessory kits.  Can I set it to only display the main balloon?

    No. The ability to control which part numbers should have a balloon displayed is enhancement request TFS 37343. I'll add AEP to the requestor list.

    Donnie Seibel said:

    3.  Can I change the look of the balloon?  For example can I make it a hexagon versus the circle?

    This is not currently possible either. This is enhancement request TFS 7022, and AEP is already on the requestor list.



  • Thank you. I thought we had put these in a while ago but hadn't heard anything and wanted to check with the community to see if thus had been an issue with anyone else. Thank you for the quick response.