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:
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.