Custom Properties

SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder – Advanced

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The Property Tab Builder is a stand-alone utility for creating a customized interface for adding properties to SOLIDWORKS Parts, Drawings, and Assemblies. Why should I use it? It will make data entry for custom properties easier and more consistent, by removing redundancy, reducing data entry errors and by providing guided form for documentation. Using the Tab Builder will allow better and more consistent processes for design workflow. Starting the Property Tab Builder For a primer on the SOLIDWORKS Tab Builder […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New – Updates to eDrawings

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This year was a pretty good release for eDrawings. Accompanied by some useful compatibility and performance improvements, the biggest attention-getter was the full release of the Virtual Reality functionality. With eDrawings 2021, they turned to some long-requested enhancements, providing major improvements to the core functionality of the program. Of this year’s additions, I will focus on three, specifically in the areas of properties, measurement types, and Web HTML exports. File Properties A major development in eDrawings 2021 is the addition […]

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Synchronizing Item Numbers Across Multiple Cut Lists or BOMs

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I was recently presented with an interesting request from someone on a SOLIDWORKS support case. They had designed a weldment model and wanted to break it up into several subgroups to highlight specific regions, so they created additional part files by selecting groups of bodies and using the Insert Into New Part tool. A problem then arose when they created drawings for their models: The cut list item numbers in the groups didn’t match those in the top-level model. Since […]

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SOLIDWORKS PROPERTY TAB BUILDER

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What is the SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder? The Property Tab Builder is a stand-alone utility for creating a customized interface for adding properties to SOLIDWORKS Parts, Drawings, and Assemblies. Starting the Property Tab Builder From the Start menu find the SOLIDWORKS menu item (Traditionally “SOLIDWORKS ‘Version Number’, for this example I have SOLIDWORKS 2017. Then locate the sub-menu “SOLIDWORKS Tools”, there you will find the Property Tab Builder application. Understanding the Elements Groupbox: The Groupbox is essentially a container that […]

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SOLIDWORKS: MBD Template Editor – Adding Custom Properties

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MBD Template Editor – Adding Custom Properties   So you’ve added Custom Properties to your Part or Assembly in SOLIDWORKS and now you want to bring those Custom Properties into your MBD Templates for creating 3D PDFs.   Tech Tip: If you need help setting up Custom Properties in your Part or Assembly in SOLIDWORKS see our tech blog on Adding Custom Properties here.   Shown below is a snapshot of the Custom Properties set up in this part. The Custom Property […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Adding to Custom Property List

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Custom properties inside SOLIDWORKS are a great way to automate properties between parts/assemblies and drawings.  There is an automatic list of properties to choose from, but there are custom properties that might not be in the list.  There are two ways to add additional properties for use.  You can click on the blank field at the top of the drop-down and type in whatever name you want. This is good for properties that are used occasionally or only once.  If […]

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Preset Custom Properties

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Did you know that presetting custom properties in your templates is even easier in 2012.  You can now create blank custom properties.   Therefore we can add the custom properties that we want in each part and save that into the various templates.  This way you will not forget, or have to manually add the property each and every time.  In the previous versions we had to add blank spaces as a value holder.    

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How to change custom properties of multiple SOLIDWORKS parts in one step.

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Afternoon everyone, I was in a session with a great group of engineers in Northbrook, IL yesterday. I was giving a what's new from SOLIDWORKS 2007-2012. And I got a really good question in the middle of a Bill of Material demo. "Bob, can I change the material of five parts in this assembly without opening each on up in its own window?" After a half a second pause I almost said no, and moved on. When I realized, "Yes […]

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