How to add a Date automatically to SOLIDWORKS Custom File Properties

Article by James Swackhammer updated November 24, 2018

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In my last article I touched on populating the File Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Part template to reduce typing. But what about adding dates? If only we could have dates automatically appear for us. Well, I have some specific codes that can be input to populate a SOLIDWORKS Custom Property Date. Magic!

This is the code to be entered into the Value field for the date when the part was created:

$PRP:"SW-Created Date"

This is the code to be entered into the Value field for the date when the part was last saved:

$PRP:"SW-Last Saved Date"

I created a simple part and the only thing I have to change is the description and the part number. Take a look below. This takes a few seconds instead of minutes filling out these fields and it’s ISO compliant.

SOLIDWORKS Custom Property Date

Date Properties added

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James Swackhammer

James is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Application Expert based in the Javelin Oakville head office