When I double-click on the title block in a drawing, it shows a blue dash-marked box around my title block. What is that supposed to be? Why is it there? What do we use it for? All the documentation I can found about it is rather vague.
that sounds like the "title block" functionality sw added a while back for entering/editing data in the sheet format that can be linked to custom properties.
2019 SOLIDWORKS Help - Title Block Management
Have to tried dragging the corners to see what happens?
Can you show a screenshot?
As I understand it, you're supposed to set that box to the size of your title block. When I doubleclick within it, it highlights the text that I'm allowed to change. Is that its purpose?
Yeah. If I want fields in my title block to be editable by users, I need to put this box around those fields? But I still can/must specify which fields they can edit.
Is that it?
that is my understanding. we do not use it. we use the property tab instead.
2019 SOLIDWORKS Help - Property Tab Builder
That's my intention as well, but we're not quite there yet.
Thanks for your input!
We use the custom properties to drive most of our title block information. I actually set up a "Title Block" area on our drawing for where the material and finish notes are. Usually, we have the flag notes shown that refer to our notes. We often change it to "N/A" or "NONE". So we can just click here and change it without having to have the properties in the model updated.
It looks like you added the test into a view? Which is not needed.
We also use the property tab and add fields to each text.
I'm actually not sure what you mean by either of those sentences.
This is a drawing format, and the drawing that it's on has no model. The customer properties are in the drawing itself.
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