is there a way to do this?
If so does it work if the weldment is in an assembly?
My client wants to see the member description by the actual member.
Does it work for what you want if you use the Balloon command, and then choose the options, Style = None, Balloon Text = Custom Properties, then choose Description?
From the PM there is no Description in the custom property list.
I've made sure there is a cutlist in the part and that it has been populated with information.
Are you talking about in the model or the drawing?
I have a screen shot from SW 2008 and the option is the second on the list.
No, don't see that.
I can link it to the file properties.
Try replaceing the text with $PRPWLD:"Description"
I tried the $PRPWLD suggestion and that did not work.
The really strange thing is that I'm sure I did what you have suggested on another project and it worked - but not with the weldment inside an assembly.
I'm using a differerent template and was wondering if there is either some setting or the template is somehow corrupt.
I'm at a loss. I would assume that it is because it is in an assembly. You could test it by creating a test drawing of just the weldment model (not the assembly) and see if you have the same issues. If you do have the same problems, then it is most likely something in your settings, if not then I would think that the $PRPWLD is probably different in an assembly, I have searched a little but couldn't find the right one.
I'll let you know if I find anything.
the $PRPWLD property returned the Description in the custom properties of the part, not that of the weldment piece which I think is the same as $PRPMODEL??
I've found that I can only access $PRPWLD if I insert a cutlist table in the drawing.
As I can not insert a cutlist table in an assembly drawing I can not access the data. Using the 2009 bom does not seem to give any greater access to this information
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