NX X NX drawing Title Block automatic cell locking logic

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What logic is used to cause a cell in a drawing Title Block to be automatically locked?


 Any cell containing more than one attribute, expression, or smart text will automatically be locked. This is because when using the Populate Title Block Dialog, the user may only enter one piece of information per cell; i.e. only one attribute or expression value can be entered in the Populate title block 

Moreover a cell which contains system attribute such as sheet number, number of sheets will also be automatically locked as these attribute values cannot be modified. 

Note that if a cell contains just one part attribute (which is not a system attribute) or just one expression then it will not be automatically locked.

The NX docs provide the following explanation note for Lock Status (automatic icon):

NX Help--> Design (CAD)--> Drafting--> Drawing Templates--> Basic drawing templates

Because you can enter only one piece of information per cell, any cell in a title block containing more than one attribute, expression, or other object is automatically locked. 

Notes and References

Hardware/Software Configuration

Platform: INTL64
OS: window
OS Version: 1064
Product: NX
Application: DRAFTING
Version: V1847
Function: TABLES

Ref: 002-7006070

KB Article ID# PL7006070



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