Changing Template Title Block

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How do I change the information in the drafting templates. I get a template up but
I cannot change the title, date, drawn by, or any other information.
Thanks
Jerry
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Re: Changing Template Title Block

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That information is on the background sheet. There are tabs at the bottom
of the window that let you switch between working and background sheet.
"Jerry" wrote in message
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> How do I change the information in the drafting templates. I get a
> template up but
> I cannot change the title, date, drawn by, or any other information.
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> Thanks
>
> Jerry


Re: Changing Template Title Block

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Jerry,
Are you trying to populate the information in the file that you are working
on, or are you trying to modify what is in the default template file?
The information in the title block resides on a background sheet. Each
working sheet (Sheet1 for example) references a background sheet for the
sheet border display. This includes the title block. You can see the
background sheets by going to the View tab and clicking on Background in the
Sheet Views command group. You can see which background a working sheet
references by right mouse click on the working sheet (Sheet1) tab at the
bottom and click on Sheet Setup. Then click on the Background tab in the
dialog.
The title block uses callouts with property text to derive the information
such as Author and Date. This is so that you do not have to manually input
this information. It extracts it from the file properties.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Changing Template Title Block

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OK, I guess I am really confused.
I can get the borders to put the file properties in but the date and the large "SOLID
EDGE" is still there. How do I get the date to default? and Change the company Name.
I have several details to put on sheets and don't want to completely edit every
sheet.
Also, I have a tab called "layout 1" and another named "Sheet 1" and another named
"2D Model". Which do I put my sheets into for filalizing and printing? Oh, and then
I get 4 other tabs created automatically as A-Size, B-Size, C-Size and D-Size. How
does this happen?
I must be doing this all wrong to get that much confusion.
JT

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Jerry,
>Are you trying to populate the information in the file that you are working
>
>on, or are you trying to modify what is in the default template file?
>
>The information in the title block resides on a background sheet. Each
>working sheet (Sheet1 for example) references a background sheet for the
>sheet border display. This includes the title block. You can see the
>background sheets by going to the View tab and clicking on Background in the
>
>Sheet Views command group. You can see which background a working sheet
>references by right mouse click on the working sheet (Sheet1) tab at the
>bottom and click on Sheet Setup. Then click on the Background tab in the
>dialog.
>
>The title block uses callouts with property text to derive the information
>
>such as Author and Date. This is so that you do not have to manually input
>
>this information. It extracts it from the file properties.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: Changing Template Title Block

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Jerry,
I believe that some of the confusion is coming from the fact that you are
migrating an AutoCAD file to start with. I conclude this because you state
that you have a sheet named "Layout 1". This sheet is created through file
translation. The sheet existed in the AutoCAD file, so it will be in the
Solid Edge file when you open the AutoCAD file.
You need to learn native 2D Drafting before you introduce file translation
into the workflow. I urge you to work through the tutorial "Creating a 2D
Drawing with Solid Edge". It will teach you about creating associative
geometry and dimensions. It will also tell you how to enable the
associativity by turning on Maintain Relationships.
Create a new Draft file, not by opening an AutoCAD file.
In the Sheets tray at the bottom, you should only see Sheet1, unless you
have enabled working sheets and 2D Model. This is a working sheet. You can
draw geometry directly on this sheet. Also notice that you cannot locate any
of the sheet border geometry. This includes the title block. Do you
understand the difference between a working sheet (Sheet1) and a background
sheet (A4-Sheet)? A background sheet is referenced by the a working sheet
through the working sheet properties. The background sheet contains the
border and title block. The background sheets are the A-Size, etc. sheets
that you are seeing in the sheets tray. You turn these sheets on and off by
toggling the Background Sheets option on the View tab at the top. You do not
draw your model geometry on these sheets. If you want to make changes to the
background sheets that can be used for all files you create, you must create
a custom template draft file and make your modifications to that file. The
new files created using your custom template will have your custom
modifications.
You go to the proper background sheet to modify the title block. The
different background sheets represent different sheet sizes. You will notice
that the text in the title block are of two types. There are text boxes and
there are callouts. Callouts can extract file properties and display the
result. Read in Help about the use of Callout and Property Text.
Some properties cannot be extracted from the file until the file has been
saved. Date is one of these properties. Save the file to set the date. There
is a command missing in the current release that forces callouts to update
themselved. You can force the callouts to update by switching windows back
and forth between two open draft files.
Regards,
Rick B.