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Connecting SOLIDWORKS Manage to a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Vault

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional can be easily connected to SOLIDWORKS Manage. The close relationship between SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and SOLIDWORKS Manage, is evident in the fact that SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, is included with SOLIDWORKS Manage. In this article we will look at how to connect SOLIDWORKS…

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What to do when SOLIDWORKS can’t find the “properties.txt” file

Have you ever tried to configure a feature and received the error message below…’The properties.txt file cannot be located’? Typically, this properties error is encountered after upgrading SOLIDWORKS to a new major release (year). Resolving this error is straightforward. First, check to make sure that…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Linked Custom Properties in Mirrored Assembly

SOLIDWORKS 2019 can now link custom properties of an opposite-hand mirrored assembly.  Mirrored part files already had the ability to transfer the custom properties.  Now custom (or configuration-specific) properties can be transferred to the new assembly file. The Transfer options did show the option for…

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How to add more Properties to the Standard SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties List

SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties List

The standard SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties List that is included with SOLIDWORKS are decent and cover most needs, but what if you want more? There is a solution that comes in two forms. The first is quite simple: in the “Property Name” field at the bottom…

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How to add a Date automatically to SOLIDWORKS Custom File Properties

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…

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How to add SOLIDWORKS Part Template File Properties

Summary Information Dialog

In my previous post I described the steps for creating a SOLIDWORKS Part Template, but what happens next? Now it’s time to edit the Part template and add file properties which can save a lot of needless, repetitive typing. There are two reliable methods of opening…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linked Custom Properties in Derived Parts

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018 you now have much more precise control over Linked Custom Properties in derived parts. Previously, when creating a mirrored or derived part, it was possible to Transfer the Custom Properties from the source file to the new file that was being…

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Apply a Bounding Box to any Model using SOLIDWORKS 2018

SOLIDWORKS Bounding Block

Let’s take a look at a common scenario that crops up after a design is complete – the design of packaging! While some designers may be savvy and experienced enough to embark on their own packaging design, others will need to speak to someone with…

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SOLIDWORKS Multi-sheet Drawing Custom Properties Source

When a drawing annotation has a link to a Custom Property based on the ‘View specified in the sheet properties’, it references the Custom Property from a view on that sheet. The Sheet Properties by default is set to use the properties from the model…

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