Créer une pièce personnalisée à partir de la boîte à outils SOLIDWORKS

Article by Saeed Mojarad (CSWE) updated May 15, 2015


Have you ever wondered how SOLIDWORKS knows which part belongs to Toolbox and which one does not? Or did you ever want to take a Toolbox part and modify it to create a custom part?

When you save a SOLIDWORKS Toolbox part as a copy, it will still have a Toolbox flag icon? Indicating it’s still going to be treated as a Toolbox file in file references. You can remove this flag very easily to have the part be treated as a normal SOLIDWORKS part by running a utility that is installed with SOLIDWORKS.

Important: only set this on Toolbox parts that you have created copies of, and not on the out of the box Toolbox parts, as this can severely affect the way Toolbox files are managed in the software.

Browse into the SOLIDWORKS installation folder which is usually located at:


Then, inside the Toolbox\Data Utilities folder you’ll see a program called “sldsetdocprop.exe“.

Toolbox Data Utilities Location

Toolbox Data Utilities Location

Run that program and you’ll be able to add any files that have a Toolbox flag, simply:

  1. Add the files,
  2. Set the “Property State” to “No“,
  3. And click “Update Status”.
Set Document Property

Set Document Property

This will remove the Toolbox flag and the part will now behave like a normal SOLIDWORKS part.

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Saeed Mojarad (CSWE)

Saeed Mojarad est ingénieur d'application chez Javelin Technologies. Il est titulaire d'une licence de l'université de Mazandaran, en Iran, et d'une maîtrise de l'École de technologie supérieure (ETS), au Canada. Il possède plusieurs années d'expérience dans l'utilisation de SOLIDWORKS dans différents secteurs tels que la fabrication et l'aérospatiale. Actuellement installé à Calgary, il aide les utilisateurs de SOLIDWORKS dans tout le Canada en tant que support technique et instructeur SOLIDWORKS.