there was/is a bug with templates containing blocks linked to files not updating properly... don't know it off hand or if it's fixed
It works fine from ever.
You are wrong something.
I don't use template for each standard.
I created a block for each standard but in format .slddrt that it's a block linked.
Each time I change the block, each drawings that contain this, it's updated.
Have you tired 'File, Save Sheet Format.' with the block in it (but must have the link to the original).
Verify your procedure.
please refer to SPR 410027 that is still open: "Blocks linked to a file in a drawing template do not update after block file (.sldblk) has been changed."
S-019676 says "To workaround the problem, open the drawing template and click on the block to bring up the block's PropertyManager. From the PropertyManager, uncheck and then check again the 'Link to file' option."
So no, it is NOT working.
have you read my answer ?
I don't use template.
I've only 1 template named Drawing.drwdot, Part.prtdot and Assembly asmdot.
I use A0-A1-A2-A3-A4 .slddrt
My .slddrt contains blocks linked to the original A0-A1-A2-A3-A4.sldblk
Today I change my A3 and A2 sldblk and when I open my old and yesterday drafting, they update to respect my block changed.
For me I don't have problem and I didn't had problem.
I suggest all SolidWorks user, don't use the template A0-A1-A2-A3-A4 .*dot
My solution are the best, as Chris Chambers would do without luck.
Try before to post the knowledge search result.
The SPR can be resolved.
I've some SPR open, but are resolved or viceversa.
Sometime SolidWorks programmer and QA don't understand perfectly.
I did read your answer. What you are describing is not what I understand Chris to be attempting to do, what I believe he is trying to do is not possible do to the bug I listed. See image as well:
You even said it yourself, "I don't use template"... what I understand is Chris is trying to save all his blocks into the drawing template and have them linked to the blocks.. this is not possible (again - see image) I'll say if it what you are doing works for you then I'm happy for you, but I've changed our templates because of this bug... because it doesn't work!
From Chris :
I figured out that I cannot use sheet format as it does not store links. So I created a template to test the block linkage but it didn't really work.
His goal is use the sheet format .slddrt (best solution) and works.
Your solution doesn't work for a SolidWorks limitation, not a bug (bug and ER have SPR).
Anyway, the template solution it's a bad practice.
Thanks for your comments, Paul and Alessandro.
From what I've found, the links in the sheet format file doesn't work.
Here is how I did it:
Make a block in a drawing -> Link it to the file-> File->Save Sheet Format.
New->Drawing->Standard Sheet Size->Select the sheet format I saved-> Edit sheet format = and the link to the file box of the block is unticked!
Tell me if I'm doing something wrong
I'm using SW09 SP0.0
But the block you must insert in the sheet not in the drawing.
SW2009 SP0 ?
Give me a valid reason why you are in SP0...