How to create a custom title block in Catia

Ok, I've made a custom title block in Catia but I can't figure out how to create all of the links to the part (part name, page size, weight, drawn by etc..) so that when I update the drawing, these update with it. The closest I've come to finding the solution is from some guys who sell the program that basically does exactly that but where's the fun in that?

I currently have a giant stack of parts that I need to make the drawings for using my new title block, so if you're reading this and can help in any way, I'll be the most greatful grab cad member of all time.

Thanks in advance

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Ok, so after a whole day looking, I think I found the solution. ...Kinda.

The best, as in, most professional way to solve this problem is using Macros. This however involves measuring each and every point that you use to create lines for your title box and then programming them in using Macros (which is surprisingly easy once you get the hang of it but nevertheless ridiculously time consuming) to get your final title block. You can even add your new title block into the list of existing sample title blocks provided by catia by simply saving your new macro in the same directory as the sample catia macros. This is best accomplished by copy - pasting the macro used to create the sample title blocks and then editing them. This is explained here:

The most practicle way of solving this problem however is by simply, using one of the sample title blocks provided by catia, editing the lines and adding logos and such to create your custom title block, but making sure not to delete the values expressing scale, weight, drawing title and such. These can then be dragged into your custom title block by hand.

If you then save the drawing that should now be a blank drawing with your new customised title block, you can use it later on by choosing: data - page properties. (I'm using Catia in Geman, so it might not be called exactly "Page properties" in the English version but something along those lines) and then insert background, choose yours from the list and bobs your uncle.

Hope this helps, and you don't end up, like me - wasting a whole day looking for a solution that is in the end quite simple.

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