Is the @Printorder property embedded in your sheet border symbol rather than being added as a freestanding unattached property?
Take a look at the vidoes on Sheet Border symbols here for hints: Design Creation
BTW this is PADs 9.5.. I guess I'm not clear on what that means. I watched the videos on the Border Symbols and am not seeing where I'm doing things incorrectly. I have the @PRINTORDER property added to the sheet border symbol. How do I make it "freestanding unattached" and how do I do that without having to do that to each sheet in the schematic? Also, not sure why this worked ok on the previous project, but not in this one?
Here is what is on the symbol in Symbol Editor:
That's a pretty old release and we have made some improvements in the functionality subsequently. One key thing is whether you have @PRINTORDER in your properties file, it should not be there as it is a built-in special attribute, but there was a time when you could not add it to your sheet border if it wasn't defined in the property file. My guess is that you have some overlap here, the correct property should show as non-common in the properties dialog (at least in the current software versions) you will need to experiment with removing it from the design or sheet border symbol and then putting it back.
You should not add it as a freestanding unattached property which is why I asked the question.
Thank you for your assistance Robert. and I know.. I've been trying to get our group to move forward from it. You know HW Engineers haha.
Anyway, I looked in the Property Definition Editor. I do not see printorder in there. I assume that is where you meant?
It does look like creating sheets is different the ones that work do show it as "Non-Common Property" where the schematic that it is failing on does not.
Could it be caused by copying sheets into this schematic some how?
Unfortunately, this is a relatively large design and will be getting larger (already at 50 pages) so I want to get this wrapped soon.
I think what may have caused the error was to have the @PRINTORDER set to '?' (no quotes) in my symbol. When I removed it and left it blank or put a 1 in the field and then used the title block, it seemed to update normally. I wonder if it has anything to do with the new sheet vs. when I was applying it before was replacing existing title blocks that already had those values in place?