4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2013 8:14 AM by 1-1CSN3S5

    Title block properties same on all sheets?

      Hello,

       

      Is there a way to have the title block properties in all additional sheets to link to the sheet 1 properties without having to add a vew of the assy on each sheet?

       

      In some cases our sheet 1 is the assy drawing and parts list.  On sheets 2, 3, 4, etc we put our BOMS.  I don't like having to place another assy view, (off of the sheet)

      just to get the title block properties to populate.

       

      Thanks!

        • Re: Title block properties same on all sheets?
          John Burrill

          If you're talking about creating a BOM without it being tied to a view, no you can't do that.  However, the BOM doesn't have to be on the same sheet as the view it references.

          You can cut and paste a BOM from one sheet to another.  Pick on the control moving grip-that looks like this:

          cut_paste_bom.PNG

          After picking the BOM, do a CTRL+X, switch to your BOM sheet, pick in the field of drawing and do a CTRL+V.  You can even split a BOM across sheets this way. Just split the BOM and then cut and paste the section you want to move.

          Now if you're talking about the text in your titleblock, you can link that to any view on any sheet.  Right-click on the sheet's tab and select 'Properties'  In the Sheet Properties dialog box, change the "Use custom property values from model shown in:" drop-down list from 'Default' to one of the other views in your drawing.  The model in that view will then drive the titleblock properties for this sheet.

            • Re: Title block properties same on all sheets?
              Daen Hendrickson

              And if you are talking about the title block, set the title block text elements equal to custom properties - either drawing properties or part/assembly properties - and save this as your drawing template. Every page you add (from your template) will automatically fill in the title block.

               

              Daen

              • Re: Title block properties same on all sheets?
                Glenn Schroeder

                John,

                 

                In addition to the options you mentioned for having BOM's on their own sheet, I wanted to add a couple more that some folks may not know about.

                 

                1.  Instead of cutting and pasting, you can click on the BOM in the tree and drag it up or down to another sheet name to move it.  It doesn't even need to be on the active sheet as is the case with using this method to move other entities like detail views or section views.

                2.  While it's true that you need to have a drawing view of the assembly open to insert a BOM, the BOM is then tied to the assembly and not the drawing view, so after inserting a BOM you can delete the drawing view without affecting the BOM.

                 

                I believe the OP was referring to properties in the title block, but this may help also.

                 

                Glenn

                • Re: Title block properties same on all sheets?

                  John has given the answer I was looking for in the second suggestion of his reply.

                   

                  Now if you're talking about the text in your titleblock, you can link that to any view on any sheet. Right-click on the sheet's tab and select 'Properties'  In the Sheet Properties dialog box, change the "Use custom property values from model shown in:" drop-down list from 'Default' to one of the other views in your drawing.  The model in that view will then drive the titleblock properties for this sheet.

                   

                  Thanks John and Thanks to others for the extra tips as well!!