Thanks for all the time you put into your replies Joe. I've seen some of your posts on the topic so I know you've put a lot into learning SSM.
I've been through all the relevant presentations I can find on AU Online but none of them seem to fit the workflow I am trying to use as far as the XREF'ed border. It helps to know you have made it work so I'm sure I'll get it figured out.
After mulling over the problem I'm having with the fields not updating I realize now that I'll have to use attributes rather than MTEXT with fields in my title block since I want to put all the text in a single block for easy updating.
Good point about relative paths. I was going to experiment with that once I got to that stage of the process.
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