The success of the answers you get will depend on the version/date of SWorks you are using. You can link most of what you are looking for by using Custom Properties". You can also create custom materials which may allow you to create the name you are hoping for. Just be careful - combining names may seem to make things handier, but losing flexibility can cause problems.
Sorry, Jeff, I suppose that would've been some useful information. We just got 2013, SP0. I've been playing with the custom properties, but can't seem to find a way to link them to either the material thickness or to the excel sheet containing the punch radius. I do know how to link the custom properties from a part to the drawing, but they still need to be manually typed in per part. I'd like to eliminate the task of typing these . I'll take another look tomorrow at the custom material properties and see if i can't find something. About 80% of the parts we make are made from a pool of 4 different materials, in 3 or 4 different thicknesses each. It would be very convenient for us to just be able to select the material and have the information the shop needs to build automatically populated into the drawing.
thanks in advance for the help!