PropertyLinks

A Complete Custom Property Management Solution

PropertyLinks is an add-in product for SOLIDWORKS that allows the easy and consistent input of custom file properties into SOLIDWORKS documents. Custom Properties are pieces of information that can be saved with SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings. Custom Properties can be used to populate annotations, BOMs (Bill of Material), and drawing templates/formats in SOLIDWORKS.

 

PropertyLinks Features

PropertyLinks includes the following features:

  • Fully integrated into the SOLIDWORKS Property Manager.
  • Toolbar and Drop Down menu are provided in SOLIDWORKS.
  • Fully customizable interface allowing you to organize how properties are displayed.
  • Automate the insertion of properties using default values and drop down lists.
  • Copy and paste properties for faster data population.
  • Automated part number generator.
  • Configuration specific properties can be assigned.
  • Uses the SOLIDWORKS Material Library.
  • Allows you to easily edit weldment properties for cut lists
  • SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional ready.

 

PropertyLinks Professional

PropertyLinks Professional extends the functionality of PropertyLinks by enabling SOLIDWORKS users to extract part property information out of company Access and SQL Databases. Often, purchased part numbers, descriptions, standard costs, vendor name and other attributes will be stored in a database outside of the Engineering Department such as an ERP system.

Directly from within SOLIDWORKS, using a series of cascading pull down lists, a user can select the correct part from the database. PropertyLinks Professional will automatically extract the relevant property information. The database connections can be defined from within the PropertyLinks Administration Panel and will be immediately available to all users.

 

Table: PropertyLinks Product Range
Feature
SOLIDWORKS
Xpress
Professional
Fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS
Included in SolidWorks Property Tab
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Fully customizable interface
Included in SolidWorks Property Tab
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Workgroup and Enterprise ready
Included in SolidWorks Property Tab
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Configuration Specific Properties
Included in SolidWorks Property Tab
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Uses SOLIDWORKS Materials
Included in SolidWorks Property Tab
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Locked Pick List and Over Ride Pick List Values
Included in SolidWorks Property Tab
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Connects with SOLIDWORKS Material Library  
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Drawing Templates Included  
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Read Only Property Support  
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Mandatory Fields  
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Multi-Line Property Value support  
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Customizable Field Values (e.g. pick a name, write initials)  
Included with PropertyLinks Standard
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Copy and Paste Properties    
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Customizable Automated Part Numbering    
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Weldment / Cut List Property Editing    
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Built in MS Access and SQL database connectors    
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Cascading List Support    
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
CopyProject Application (copies Assemblies, Parts & Drawings)    
Included with PropertyLinks Professional
Price
Included in SOLIDWORKS
Free Product
$695.00*
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PropertyLinks Administration

Included with PropertyLinks is an Administration application which allows you to configure the PropertyLinks interface and assign presets and defaults for custom property data entry. The data files used by PropertyLinks can be stored in a central location so that all users on a network share a common set of data.

  • Every property field is "user defined", allowing full customization for data entry.

  • SOLIDWORKS Property Manager pages are customizable.

  • Previous versions of data files can be inserted.

  • Custom Part Numbering can be setup for documents.

  • PropertyLinks Administration uses a wizard to link data files.

  • Configure Database connections and lookups

 

PropertyLinks Templates

PropertyLinks also includes SOLIDWORKS BOM and Drawing templates that are pre-configured to work with the properties that PropertyLinks stores into SOLIDWORKS documents.  You can install the software and templates, configure the menus and start into production in one afternoon!

 

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PropertyLinks integrated custom property management

PropertyLinks works inside of the SOLIDWORKS Property-Manager allowing for quick custom property insertion and modification

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Editing weldment cut list items

Weldment properties can be edited through PropertyLinks allowing easy access to custom cut list items like plates and gussets

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