I'm almost certain you can't get the workflow you want, but this might work for you:
- Open a new Drawing with this Drawing Template.
- Click on the Note and save it as a Style.
3. Save as...Drawing Template.
That won't insert it automatically in new sheets, but you can activate the Note command and select it from the drop-down, and it's simpler than copying and pasting. I have a dozen or so commonly used notes saved there (many of which are linked to custom properties).
Walter Fetsch wrote:
Check your document properties and make sure this box is unchecked.
Unless I misunderstood, he wants this note on the sheet format, but wants to be able to manipulate it without going into "Edit sheet format" mode. If I'm right that setting won't help.
You need to open your template file and add the note, when finished go to File/Save Sheet Format and then make sure that when you add a sheet that it pulls the just saved Sheet "Format"
That is why I have all my Sheet Templates and Sheet Formats identical, then I can run a macro to update all my sheet formats, in case there was any changes to the Sheet Template..
Glenn you have correctly understood, therefore Walter's solution doesn't solve the problem.
John, I have saved the sheet format and the note does appear properly however, in order to edit the note I then have to go into edit "Edit sheet format" mode. This edit sheet format mode is what I am trying to avoid.
Glenn your solution is a work around and certainly is better than a copy/paste method but I was still hoping for less button clicks.
To provide more insight, the point of my struggle is to get the drawings as close to automated as possible or one click creation. The least amount of time spent on creating drawings that are still a reasonable quality is ideal. I wasn't sure if there existed a macro or API code that could help automate this sequence.
If you want to automate your drawings then add a custom property note in your template and put the values in the part file then it will automatically populate in the drawing....
I suppose one option would be to save your drawing template with multiple sheets, each one with this note already inserted. Then instead of adding sheets you'd just go to the next sheet, add the drawing views, manipulate the note as needed, and delete any unused sheets when you're done.
If a drawing needs more sheets than were saved in the template then just make sure to copy and paste the blank sheet before adding the drawing views to the last one.
I'm not sure that's a better option than saving the Note as a Style, but it might work for you.
Yes we did consider that option as well. Once again, I was testing the water for any automated solutions that people may have developed.
Thank you for the replies.