SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties

SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties technical tips and tutorials

How to combine multiple Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials

When going through the process of creating an assembly drawing, it is beneficial in most cases to make use of Custom Properties listed in individual Bill of Materials (BOM) columns. These could be a Part Description, Part Number, Manufacturer, etc. Sometimes, it may be beneficial…

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Is repetitive Custom Property insertion taking too long? Try the Property Tab Builder

I am always surprised when I discover that a long time SOLIDWORKS user does not know about the SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder. During training courses at Javelin, we always emphasize the importance of building strong standards across your teams. It helps to organize information input and…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Assembly Visualization Sort Assembly Components by Open Time

A new capability to sort SOLIDWORKS components in the assembly tree by the time it takes to open the component file has been added to SOLIDWORKS 2017. The file size of a SOLIDWORKS part file may not be considered very important unless many of them are inserted in a…

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Edit your SOLIDWORKS Title Block on the fly!

The best practice for populating a SOLIDWORKS title block is to have the fields linked to model custom properties. So when your part or assembly model is dropped into the drawing the title block will be populated automatically. But not everyone wants to work this way, so let’s assume…

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How to identify and label X & Y coordinate points in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

In complicated drawings where there are many details to represent, you may want to label specific SOLIDWORKS coordinate points in your drawing views. If only a few labels are required then two dimensions can be used, one for horizontal and the other for vertical distance. Alternatively, Chain or…

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Link the SOLIDWORKS Save As dialog description field to a Custom Property

Here at Javelin we are witness to a wide variety of ways that customers manage their custom property data. Often, we also get to see  which of those values become the most important details to a project. Some versatility that SOLIDWORKS offers us in regard…

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SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder [VIDEO]

The SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder is a great tool to easily add Custom Properties to your SOLIDWORKS part directly from the task pane. With SOLIDWORKS 2016 there has been some very cool enhancements that I think you are going to like! The latest Property Tab Builder now supports: Additional…

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How to Copy & Paste SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties between documents

Greetings fellow SOLIDWORKS users! Perhaps you work for a company that makes use of SOLIDWORKS custom properties. Of course you use them; they’re terrific for populating your BOM automatically and can be used for a whole host of other purposes. However, the custom properties that…

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