When updating old drawings and replacing a title block/sheet by a new, known parameter such as "&dwg_name" seem to be forgotten and need to be retyped manually in an upcoming prompt.
R&D made this change in Creo 4 M040, but it's proven to be more of a hassle then a solution for updating old drawings.
We'd like to set it back or have a setting to toggle this.
We used to, long ago, have the same problem. What we have done to avoid this is put the drawing parameters in our start parts (and assemblies). Once they are defined in the model that is being used for the drawing, the format can be changed and the new format will "pull" the values from the model. A huge added benefit to this is making Bills of Materials is very easy, because the columns of the table use the same parameters (for Part Number, etc.)
I do the same as Ken and put the parameters in the start part and drawing templates. When replacing formats, the files already have the parameters in them and the titleblock fields update automatically. Same with the BOM table. It is included as part of the drawing template and populates automatically when the template is used for an assembly file. If it is a part file for the drawing, then the users delete the BOM table.
Hi Ben, Ken,
I completely agree with the suggested work-method.
The issue at hand here is with the dwg_name which is a drawing specific and standard parameter, so it's not advised to set the drawing name as parameter for a part, for reasons such as a drawing containing multiple models.
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