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Getting blocks in the sheet format to link to part file custom properties

Question asked by Greg Welch on Aug 3, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2015 by Andrew Topolcsanyi

Our company's normal practice is to have the title block of a drawing filled out though custom properties in the part or assembly that has been inserted into the drawing.  We have a customer who requires that we convert our drawings into AutoCAD drawings, and that the title block still be a working block.  They gave us their AutoCAD templates, which includes the title block with attributes, to start with, and I can convert them into SolidWorks templates easy enough, but I here's the problem:  If I leave the title block as a SolidWorks block, I can't get it to link to the part custom properties.  Or more precisely, I can enter the custom property link, and it will show up properly as long as I'm editing the block, but once I stop editing the block and go back to the drawing, the text just disappears.   Of course, I could explode the block, but then when I save it as an AutoCAD drawing, the block becomes just dumb lines and text.  Any suggestions?