Removing the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Internal Flag

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE created/updated February 7, 2011

All SOLIDWORKS Toolbox parts have an internal file flag that sets them apart from regular SOLIDWORKS parts.  This flag enables SolidWorks to recognize them as standard parts and places a Toolbox icon beside them in the FeatureManager Design Tree.  If you have created custom fasteners by copying files out of the Toolbox folders, these will still be recognized as a Toolbox part.  As these are now stand-alone parts, SolidWorks will not need to search for the references within the Toolbox.  Therefore you should remove the internal flag to avoid file reference conflicts.

  1. Browse to your SOLIDWORKS installation folder (by default C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks)
  2. Within the installation folder, browse to Toolbox\data utilities
  3. Run sldsetdocprop.exe
  4. Add custom fastener files, set the Property State to No and click Apply

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.