look at design tables - they can be imported from the model into the drawing.
Our default part start template has a default configuration and then 3 derived configurations since we never seem to offer a single part in more than 3 colors.
For lack of better words, i'm trying to dummy proof the drawing template. My understanding is that you can't put a design table into a drawing template.
I've also tried creating 3 spare views that i could hide, but what would populate either a BOM at the part level or at least link an annotation but that didn't work either.