Sometime ago we have published the post below that allows to add the scale value from the first view on the sheet and put it in the title block, using an iLogic rule.
We have appreciated all the positive feedbacks received about the post, but also the concerns you have sent us about some limitations of the proposed solution.
The main one is that you have to create one different title block for each sheet, and, especially if you need to delete and add sheets to your drawings or templates, this is not practical.
So, the new solution proposed below doesn’t require the creation of a new iproperty to be added to a new title block for each sheet.
This is a simpler method that uses Prompted Entry text in the title block instead of an iProperty.
In order to apply the new solution, do the following.
- Edit your title block definition and add a Text item with the type Prompted Entry
- This text should contain <Scale>
After you add this, Inventor will prompt you for a Scale value whenever you add the title block to a sheet.
The same happens when you add a new sheet with the title block to the drawing or when you start a new drawing using a template where you have applied this solution.
- When it prompts you, just leave the value blank
- Then add this Rule to the drawing
- Add the rule to the trigger “Before Save Document”
After that, on every sheet in the drawing, you will get the scale value from the first view on that sheet in the title block when you save the file.
Special thanks to Mike Deck for suggesting this new solution.