It can be advantageous to have fields in your SOLIDWORKS drawing title block auto-populate with information from the referenced part or assembly. In this tech tip I’ll show you how to set up a drawing template so that common custom property data such as PartNo, Description, DrawnBy etc., will be linked to your drawing title block and will auto-populate.
First create a part that has the properties you want linked to the title block.
In the part document add properties by selecting File > Properties. Populate the properties you want to use or add new property names if required. You can specify a default value if required for the new and existing fields.
When you have added all the custom properties that you want to link to your drawing title block pick OK to finish.
In a new drawing insert a drawing view of the part containing the custom properties.
Right-click on a blank area of the drawing sheet and select Edit Sheet Format.
Create a Note and insert it into your SOLIDWORKS drawing title block:
From the Note PropertyManager select the Link to Property icon.
Use the option Model in view specified in sheet properties.
After all the properties have been linked, you can delete the model view from the drawing
Then select File > Save As and choose Drawing Templates as the file type.
Now when you insert a part or assembly which contain the custom properties [with values] into the drawing the title block will populate automatically and will be linked. So that any changes you make to the properties in the part or assembly document will be reflected in the drawing title block.
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