Inventor user, new to SW.
How do you get part material properties to populate your drawing [template] - i.e. populate preloaded data fields?
SOLIDWORKS Quick Tip - Linking Properties to a Drawing - YouTube
1. define material in part.
2. Add Material property in part
3. set material property to Material
4-5-6. Link note to model property Material.
SW 2016, other versions may vary.
Sarah Dwight wrote: 1. define material in part.2. Add Material property in part3. set material property to Material4-5-6. Link note to model property Material.
Sarah Dwight wrote:
Step 3 isn't necessary. When you set the material in the Part file it automatically creates a property. If I remember right prior to SW2016 it was a cut list property, so it needed to be selected from the cut list property list when linking to a note in a drawing, but beginning with SW2016 custom properties and cut list properties are combined. In the example below I have assigned a Material to the Part, but not a separate custom property.
Step 3 isn't necessary. When you set the material in the Part file it automatically creates a property.
This isn't true.
Maybe if you have it set up in your part template, then that works; but if you are starting from scratch adding a material to your part does not create a material property. At least not when I do it in SW16.
Or perhaps that is a sheet metal thing??? since I have heard cut-list used for sheet metal, but haven't encountered it myself(I don't work with sheet metal).
I guess I didn't explain properly. You're right, it doesn't automatically create a Custom Property. However, you can still call out the Material in a drawing note without having a Custom Property. In my screenshot above, the Part had a Material assigned to it, but it did not have the Material linked to a custom property.
Please insert a drawing view of the Part in your screenshot into a Drawing and attach a note to it. Go to the "Link to Property" icon circled in my screenshot. Choose "Model shown here" and "Component to which the annotation is attached", like in my screenshot, and MATERIAL should be available in the drop-down.
Edit: Okay, I owe you an apology. We're both right. If you have a leader attached to the drawing view then my method works. However, if the note isn't attached to the drawing view (such as in the title block) then it doesn't work.
Very nice - thank you.
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