that's a good question. I'll have to look into that.
Thanks for the response.
I think I may have figured out why it wasn't working yesterday even with a Ctrl-Q.
When I tried it again this morning I got a message I did not get yesterday: "Calculated the next time the configuration is active."
Does a rebuild in a drawing activate the configuration so it will recalculate custom properties?
It didn't appear to yesterday. That would make sense with the last-active-config errors, but I don't know.
The note might have showed on the bottom, but there was no asterisk... I got it to do the same thing today randomly.
I went through and activated my configurations in the part, some rebuilt longer than others, then when I switch configs in the drawing the material note worked as desired. Yay!
I have it set with Conf Specific CP's.
The "use custom property from model shown in" doesn't appear to change anything, but I assume that's because I am only referencing one model in this drawing.