10 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2009 10:15 AM by Ghazi Toutounji

    How to link title block to properties in model

    Ghazi Toutounji
      how to link titleblock info to links in model (eg. Drawn by, Date, revision, title, etc)?

      Thanks
        • How to link title block to properties in model
          Sandip Darveshi
          Right Click anywhere on the sheet and select edit sheet format

          Click the note in title block you want to link.

          Click Link to Property in the Note Formatting toolbar.

          Select the place to link from:

          Current document

          Model in view to which the annotation is attached (drawings only)

          Model in view specified in sheet properties (drawings only)

          Component to which the annotation is attached (assembly documents and part and assembly drawing documents)

          Select a property from the list of available properties, which depends on your selection in step 2 and where you create the note.

          Part or assembly document. The list includes the properties of the model document, including any custom defined properties.

          Drawing sheet or sheet format. The list includes the properties of the drawing document, including any custom defined properties.

          Drawing view. The list includes the properties of the model document shown in the view. (If a view is selected when you insert the note, or if the note is attached to the model in a view, the note belongs to the view.)

          NOTE: All documents have system-defined properties. Drawings have system-defined properties that you can use to customize a sheet format. For more information on document properties in notes, see Linking Notes to Document Properties

          To add a new custom property or to edit an existing one, click File Properties, and edit the properties on the Summary Information - Custom and Configuration Specific tabs.

          Select a system-defined or custom property from the list, and click OK.

          The linked text is the value assigned to the property to which it is linked.

          Prefixes for custom properties linked in notes are used as follows:

          Prefix
          Evaluated from:

          $PRP:
          Current document

          $PRPSHEET:
          Model in the view specified in Sheet Properties.

          If the model specified in Sheet Properties for custom properties is Default, then for notes belonging to drawing views, the model in the drawing view to which the note belongs is used.

          For sheet and sheet format notes, the first view in the FeatureManager design tree is used.

          If a view is selected, the model for that view is used for all cases.

          $PRPVIEW:
          Model in the drawing view to which the note belongs

          $PRPMODEL:
          Component to which the annotation is attached


          Links to dimensions are evaluated from the active document.

          If the appropriate document for custom properties cannot be located according to the designations above, the following rules apply:

          In edit sheet mode, all sheet format notes are blank. All sheet and drawing view notes show their property names.

          In edit sheet format mode, all sheet format notes show their property names.

            • How to link title block to properties in model
              Dwight Livingston
              I'll add a note to Sandip's extensive summary of using file properties and links. This detail had me going for a little while, back when I first employed links.

              In a file, you can assign a value for a property as a Custom Property, as a Configuration Specific Property, or as both. If you assign a value for both, the values may be different. If you make them different, the one you assign as a Configuration Specific Property with be used in a link to that configuration.

              For example, you use the property "Description" and for it you assign a Custom Property of "BRACKET, MOTOR" and assign a Configuration Specific Property of "BRACKET, MOTOR, LEFT". When you make a link to $PRPMODEL:"Description" you will get the following value: BRACKET, MOTOR, LEFT.

              Note also that you cannot go to the Configuration Specific Properties window and simply delete the value you have assigned. Doing that will leave a space character as a value, and a single blank space will be what you get in a link. You must instead delete the line for that property completely from the Configuration Specific Properties window.
            • How to link title block to properties in model
              Josh Brady
              There is an option to link to the view specified in sheet properties. This will automatically link to the model in the first view created. Check Sandip's post again, especially the part about $PRPSHEET