How can I extract any weldment property, specifically "Description" of structural items, to a field in my Title Block? I have tried $PRPWLD:"Desription", but that will only work for notes attached to the part with a leader.
I'm almost positive this isn't doable and it almost makes sense. The custom property is tied to a body of the weldment, not the part itself. How is a floating annotation (like what is in the title block) going to know which weldment body to pull from.
I put an annotation in the part model with this syntax: $PRPWLD: LENGTH@@@Cut-List-Item18@Weldments.SLDPRT and it gave me the correct length value, but when I put it in the drawing, I didn't get the length.
I think SPR 545073 Ability to Link the Cutlist property of Individual weldment member to the drawing sheet format annotation for automatic populating the properties is what you're after. Contact your VAR and have them attach you to this SPR so you'll be notified when it's applied and so SolidWorks knows more people are wanting this.
The best you can do is add the note with a leader and turn off the leader. Paste a copy of the note on the drawing sheet, this one will not move with the drawing view. Move this note to the title block area and fix its position. You can now delete the original note.
Can be done with macro.
Populate drawing title block with weldment cut list member properties
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