How to link a drawing note to the material property of a body

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE created/updated July 29, 2010

Jason Rackley was asking this question in the Solidworks Forum:

Is it possible to link a note to the material of a body in a drawing (note)? I have a multi-body part with different materials assigned to each body.  In my drawing of the part I would like to attach a note to each body and link the note to the material of that body so that the note will automatically change when the material changes.

The answer is YES, but with a twist, taking advantage of the weldments functionality, weldcuts tables and ballons – as you can see in this video (note there is no audio in the video):

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.