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When creating your link did you select "Model in view specified in sheet properties"?
The link created looks like this; $PRPSHEET:"Number"
Your link states $PRP MODEL:"Part Number"
When I place a part with the number property populated it shows up on the print.
Are you linking a custom property or is it a SW property.
I have the fiile named linked on our drawings and it works.
Also, which SP are you on?
I am unfortunately still using SP0. We have been having difficulty installing SP3.0.
When I created the link, I just typed in the text, I did not select anything through the menu. Do I need to?
I've looked in the help menu and I've followed the directions to set up linked custom properties as best I can. Help states "Prefix: $PRPMODEL:", "Evaluated From: Component to which the annotation is attached". $PRPSHEET: is for the model in the view specified in sheet properties. I guess I don't understand what the difference is when I create a new drawing from a part. I would assume that the part/model would be the same as the model in the view specified in sheet properties.
Rob, did you use the same "$PRPMODEL:"PART NUMBER" or something similar
I link everything using the menu. Yous might not be working because you don't have a custom file property call "part number"
I use the "file name" property in the drop down list when you link a annotaion using the menu.
Is this something I can set up in a Template to pull the number from an existing model? Solidworks will not allow me to set up a template to draw from a custom property that I've titled be for there is a part associated with it?
So it's not really the text such as "$PRPMODEL:"Part Number" that drives where the property comes from? It has to be done through the menu?
We've been creating the custom property "PART NUMBER" within each model. I might be better off going in and changing all the part numbers to associate with "Number" since it is not a custom property.
Thanks for all the help so far. As we make our way through this inquiry, I've realized that I'm really looking for why I can't do this or why it is not working. We've just had SP3 installed on a few computers here but not mine (we're a small company and so far I am THE Solidworks guy). I should be next on the list for the install. I can work with some of the solutions you've handed out. I was concerned with all the work going into previously created drawings to update the category for our part numbers.
Once again thanks for helping me understand what is happening here.