We just switched from SW2013 to SW2015. I am going through the existing templates (Part, Assembly, and Drawings) to tweak all of the new settings available over the last 2 releases. But I've run into a problem.
In our Part templates, I have setup a "Material" property, with the Value/Text Expression of "SW-Material@@Default@Part1.SLDPRT" . Until a material is applied to the model, the Evaluated Value is "Material <not specified>". After a material is applied, the Evaluated Value is whatever material was applied. This still works completely as expected.
The problem is actually on the Drawing. As you would expect, I have a Material note in the Title Block on the sheet format that links to the Material property of the model.
In SW2013 and prior, if a material was never applied to the model, this note remained blank (or hidden) on the Drawing. Once a material was applied to the model, this note would update properly on the Drawing.
In SW2015 however, if a material isn't applied to the model, the note on the drawing now displays "Material <not specified>", instead of remaining blank. It will update properly once a material is applied to the model. However, I want it to remain blank if a material isn't applied to the model, just as it always has.
I have switched the settings back and forth for both "Annotation Link Errors" & "Annotation Link Variables" under the View menu to try to fix this. The "Annotation Link Errors" setting would hide/show blank or broken annotations that are linked to the Drawing properties. But there is no effect on annotations that are linked to the Part properties.
It seems like I vaguely remember some obscure setting that was required to get Part linked notes to hide when they were blank or broken. But if so, I can't remember what it was.
Can anybody help with this?