Here at Javelin we are witness to a wide variety of ways that customers manage their custom property data. Often, we also get to see which of those values become the most important details to a project.
Some versatility that SOLIDWORKS offers us in regard to custom property metadata isn’t so obvious. Take the “Description” field within the “Save As” dialog for example.
You can link a Custom Property to the Save As dialog description field so that SOLIDWORKS will push this value into any of the custom properties available.
This can be accomplished by entering the settings dialog, under System Options > General > “Custom property used as component description“.
Once adjusted the value typed within the “Save “as” dialog will then be pushed to the chosen custom property in any new files.