SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder [VIDEO]

Article by Scott Ellery updated November 13, 2015


The SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder is a great tool to easily add Custom Properties to your SOLIDWORKS part directly from the task pane. With SOLIDWORKS 2016 there has been some very cool enhancements that I think you are going to like! The latest Property Tab Builder now supports:

  • Additional Radio Buttons for features, you can now have up to 10 radio buttons rather than just 3 in the previous version.
  • Conditional lists is a new feature that lets you define and administer lists once, and eliminate errors by automating the population of dependent properties. For example, you can create a parent list of different materials and a second set of lists of finishes, where the availability of a finish is dependent on the selection of a material. Users select a material, then select a finish from the options that are available for their material.
  • Updated List Attributes you can populate a list by typing values or importing them from a text file or a Microsoft™ Excel spreadsheet.

Check out the video below for a demonstration of the new features and how to use the Property Tab Builder to add custom properties to a part document:

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016

To learn other what’s new tip in SOLIDWORKS 2016 you should watch a recording of our recent launch event broadcast.

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Scott Ellery, CSWE

Scott Ellery is a CSWE and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community, He is a ten time SOLIDWORKS World\3DExperience World Presenter and contributes regularly to SWUG meetings organized by four different user groups in Canada, Scott has worked with many CAD Software packages for over a decade in a multitude of different industries including Steel Fabrication, Injection Molding and Sheetmetal. With a background in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design, Scott enjoys pushing SolidWorks to it's limits and teaching users to be as fast and efficient with SolidWorks as humanly possible.