SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties

SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties technical tips and tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Multi-Line Custom Properties [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Multi-line Custom Properties

There are some occasions where you may need a single Custom Property value to have multiple lines.  The Custom Property dialog only has one line and hitting enter will just evaluate the value for a single line.  However you can have SOLIDWORKS Multi-line Custom Properties…

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Adding Non-visible items to your BOM

Paint item in a BOM

Sometimes when working with an assembly, it may be necessary to have something shown on your BOM which is not part of the model (non-visible items). A good example of this is paint, since you may need to purchase it for your assembly but it…

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Creating Configuration Specific Properties in SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Parts [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Properties

When configuring the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Properties, you can enter “Description” and “Comment” values for each fastener’s size. These values are populated to configuration specific custom properties in the SOLIDWORKS part files. But what if you wanted to enter more property information than just these two…

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How to link a SOLIDWORKS Custom Property to Sketch Text [VIDEO]

The ability to link SOLIDWORKS custom property to an instance of Sketched Text within a drawing is a feature we have had since this capability was introduced in the 2010 release of SOLIDWORKS. The video below will show you how to do just that!   Note: this tech tip suggestion was made by Graham Brown of CARBER Investments Inc., during one of our recent Javelin Online Live Training courses

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Adding SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties to your Parts using the BOM table

If you’ve ever dealt with legacy parts or imported parts, then you have probably experienced adding Custom Properties manually. In fact, when you’re adding Custom Properties to a series of parts, then you may have used Task Scheduler to automatically add or modify these properties….

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Showing or switching SOLIDWORKS BOM Units [VIDEO]

In an ideal world, we would have just one system of measurements. However, we do not live in an ideal world. SOLIDWORKS  does its best to compensate by doing conversions automatically and effortlessly for you, but the one area it falls short in for the…

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Who Printed This SOLIDWORKS Drawing? And When? And Where is it Stored?

With computers, file management is comparatively easy to real life. Windows can tell you with the timestamp how old a file is, which makes finding the newer file easy. All the files are stored in logical places and it’s easy to do a search for…

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How to use the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler to Modify Custom Properties

Let’s say I was recently given a project to work on and it was very similar to an old project. After reading an article on Javelin’s blog about Pack and Go, I decided I was going to use this handy tool within SOLIDWORKS to make a…

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