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One Part, Multiple configurations, on one drawing sheet - Custom properties

Question asked by Edward Derubeis on Nov 19, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2014 by Edward Derubeis

I am using solidworks 2013 and think this can not be done because I have searched for a while now and found nothing but I will ask in the hopes that someone knows something I don't!

 

I have a part, let's say a cylinder, diameter X, by length L.  I have 3 configurations for this part where diameter X = 1, 2, and 3 and L stays the same.  I am interested in displaying the mass property so I have a weight custom property in the configuration specific section and am using "SW-Mass". 

 

In the model if I toggle each configuration and check the custom properties the weight property it is updated.

 

Now I create a drawing with a single sheet that has 3 drawing views, one view for each configuration.  I create a annotation that is in each drawing view, so each annotation is associated with each configuration.  I then link the weight property to the annotation.  But all drawing view annotations display the last saved configuration view!

 

If I go back in and change the configuration in the model and save it then go back to the drawing  all the annotations now display the weight of that configuration.

 

Does anyone know how to do this?

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