Recently a customer wanted to know if it was possible, in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template, to link Custom Properties to balloons, without the need to edit each balloon? After providing a solution to this customer I thought that other users may find this useful.
Link in the Balloon Property Manager
When a balloon is created or selected, Custom Properties can be specified as Balloon Text values. This is from the Balloon Properties panel.
Link in Document Properties
In Document Properties under the Balloons tab, the default text for a balloon can be set to a Custom Property as well. The value for this Custom Property setting, comes from a Property List.
The Property List is available from File > Properties and then selecting Edit List.
To get this to work, the Custom Property must be added to the Property List and defined in Document Properties.
Save as a Drawing Template
Once this is done, the drawing can then be saved as a Drawing Template.
Of course the parts themselves must contain the same Custom Property.