Take a look at the tutorial on how to set up a drawing template. It will show you how to link properties from your part and assembly files to your drawings.
To add what Jeff mentioned....
Use Custom Property Tab Builder for all your drawing information, easy to setup and the only way to keep all the "Part" information within the part file, including, Dates, Descriptions, Machining Centers, Materials, Weights, Surface Areas, Notes and anything you would like....
Or go even further than the tab builder and create your own user forms that run by clicking a macro button.
I want that user form, oh
Back in on Monday John if you are interested in going down that route I can point you in the right direction. There are a few videos kicking about explaining it, just google solidworks userforms.
We started off with the tab builder but the userform is so much better. Also brilliant for quickly populating and signing off drawings without worrying about spelling mistakes etc.
Thanks for the heads up - I definitely want to take a look at it and would appreciate any direction, thanks
How does it work with updates? Here I use SW Task Scheduler to update my folders, we go through a series of approval steps and we also have a numeric change revisions system from design through to prototype, with Task Scheduler I can do an entire folder in just a few minutes.
The material name is exposed so you can create a custom property for that.
But to my knowledge, the material description is not exposed, so I think the userforms suggestion is your only avenue.
To answer your question, the description field that you have circled can't be brought through to the drawing (see S-047989 below)
What is brought through is the "Name" field so you'll have to swap over the data in the description field with the name field then select material from the drop down in the Value/Text Expression box within the custom properties. This then brings the material name through as the evaluated value.
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