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SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties

SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties technical tips and tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Part Feature Tree

SOLIDWORKS Part Feature Tree (and other data) Salvage!

Discover creative ways to salvage your work by transplanting the SOLIDWORKS Part feature tree, custom properties, and configuration data into a new part file! 

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SOLIDWORKS Automatic Border

How to Automate Sheet Borders and Title Block Options in SOLIDWORKS

In this video tech tip, we will be setting up Drawing Sheet Format borders using the Automatic Border tool in…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawings

SOLIDWORKS Drawings Best Practice Tutorial

Got drawing issues? One of the biggest issues that our customers face is a disconnect between the design and manufacturing…

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SOLIDWORKS eDrawings 2021 File Properties

Does the uncapitalized “e” on eDrawings bother you, too? Well that is one change that didn’t make it in SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Document Properties

SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 – Sharing (Default) Document Properties

New in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 is the ability to share Default Document Properties across different computer systems!  This allows us…

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Link Notes to Custom Properties

Save time by linking Notes and Features to Custom Properties in SOLIDWORKS

Why should you link notes and features to custom properties in SOLIDWORKS? Well have you ever needed to add a…

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How to link Balloons to Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template

Recently a customer wanted to know if it was possible, in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template, to link Custom Properties to…

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties List

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

The standard SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties List that is included with SOLIDWORKS are decent and cover most needs, but what if…

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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…

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Summary Information Dialog

How to add SOLIDWORKS Part Template File Properties

In my previous post I described the steps for creating a SOLIDWORKS Part Template, but what happens next? Now it’s time…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Bounding Block

Apply a Bounding Box to any Model using SOLIDWORKS 2018

Let’s take a look at a common scenario that crops up after a design is complete – the design of…

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