Creating Configuration Specific Properties in SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Parts [VIDEO]

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated February 25, 2014


When configuring the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Properties, you can enter “Description” and “Comment” values for each fastener’s size. These values are populated to configuration specific custom properties in the SOLIDWORKS part files. But what if you wanted to enter more property information than just these two values?

Toolbox Part Custom Properties

Toolbox Part Custom Properties

This can be done by setting up additional custom property columns in the Toolbox Settings tool as shown in the video below:

To add additional custom properties:

Step 1. Launch the Toolbox Settings tool from Start > All Programs > SolidWorks 20XX > SolidWorks Tools > Toolbox Settings. Click on “2. Customize your hardware”.

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Step 2. Click any in the greyed area at the bottom of the screen.


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Step 3. Click the “Add new Custom Property” button.


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Step 4. Type in the new configuration specific property name. Make sure that the option “Add as a configuration specific property” is selected.


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Step 5. Select the Toolbox Standard or Standards that you with to apply the new configuration specific property to, then click the checkbox beside the property name to apply it.


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Step 6. Click Save to apply the settings that you have saved.


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Step 7. Navigate to the toolbox component that you wish to add the custom property information for and enter the value into the text box in the column.


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Once entered into the box, the value will be populated to the “Configuration Specific” tab of the Properties dialogue box.


Configuration Specific SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Properties

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew Lidstone is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer specializing in Data Management systems. He has been working in the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel since 2010 helping clients get the most from their CAD tools.