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Why can't I access all part properties on a drawing?

Question asked by Pieter Jan Van Der Stoel on Apr 5, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2016 by Pieter Jan Van Der Stoel

In a part I can create a custom property, and link to SW-Material, Mass, Density, global variables, costing parameters. However when I'm on a drawing, I cannot reference to these directly. I must create a custom property Material, linking to SW-Material, before I can access the material on my drawing.

We happen to work with a fair amount of freelancers, which do not always use our templates. This means, linking to a custom property is going to cause troubles sometime.

 

Now I'm wondering. What is the philosophy behind this behavior? Why are these part specific properties not directly accessible on the drawing?

 

And bonus: Is there any way to link to these properties without creating a custom property?

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