How to extract configuration specific information to a SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card

Article by Justin Williams created/updated March 4, 2019

In SOLIDWORKS PDM we can extract configuration specific information from the SOLIDWORKS part or assembly, and map it directly to the data card variable.

How to map the configuration name to the PDM data card

  • First, create the Variable to store the information in.
    • Then map the attributes as follows;
      • Block Name; SWCfgProperty
      • Attribute Name; Name
      • File Extensions; sldasm, sldprt
How to map the configuration name to the PDM data card

Create the Variable

  • Link the new variable to the data card
Link the new variable to the data card

Link the new variable to the data card

  • Then the variable will extract the configuration name and map it directly to the data card;
Map it directly to the data card

Map it directly to the data card

Note: This value is read-only and will be read when the file is added or checked in to the file vault.

Other configuration specific values that can be mapped to a data card variable:

Configuration PropertyBlock NameAttribute NameRead/Write
DescriptionSWCfgPropertyDescriptionRead/Write
CommentSWCfgPropertyCommentRead/Write
Document NameSWCfgPropertyBOMPartNumberRead-only
User Specified NameSWCfgPropertyBOMUserSpecifiedNameRead/Write

Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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