Is there a way to link the drawing number from the first sheet to any addional sheets that are added to a drawing?
That depends. How is the drawing number generated on the first page? Linked to a part property? Manually entered in a note? Is it on the sheet format? Need some more detail.
If all you want is to link a note to another note, it's sort of not possible. Well it is, but it's not practical or supported. What is supported is linking note text to a balloon. So, one solution might be to create your part number on the first page as a balloon with custom text and no border. The balloon can even be linked to some custom property value. Then, your other pages have a note that is linked to that balloon. You would have to create the note and link it on the first page, then cut/paste it onto the other page.
First you'll want to set up a file property for your drawing number. Go to "File" menu -> "Properties." On the "Custom" tab, add Drawing Number as a property with the appropriate value. Click OK.
Next, make a note on your drawing sheet. Click the "Link to Property" button over in the FeatureManager (in the Text Format section). In the dialog box, choose the property you are interested in.
Repeat note insertion (or copy and paste your note) for all sheets.
There are some nuances about using properties from the current document vs. the model shown in the drawing, but that's the basic method. We have our sheet formats set up with the title block having property links already so the engineer/designer doesn't have to worry about it. In fact, our properties are also controlled by our PDM system, but you can certainly create them manually as well.
Thanks for the replies.
But what I wanted to do was setup a drawing template so that when we enter a drawing number on the first sheet that it would be displayed on any addional sheets added.
Do you need help with how to create a drawing template first? Otherwise the method of setting up a custom property value and linking it to the drawing number in your title block is the way to go. Also be sure to save the sheet format as well.
Phil, I use this property in my title block $PRP:"SW-File Name"
My file names are alway the drawing number.
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