SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties

SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties technical tips and tutorials

PDM – Using “Link to content” to Define custom file properties in Excel

With ECO’s/ECN’s, consistency of data input can be ensured by populating the ECO’s/ECN’s with Variables (Custom Properties) entered through Data Cards. These ECO’s/ECN’s are often in the form of a Word or Excel documents. In this article we will look look at creating a link between a property in…

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A Macro to Link SOLIDWORKS Custom Property to Note

There are many different methods to link SOLIDWORKS custom properties and display them in different ways; for example a note that displays the bounding box length. One limitation is that a custom property cannot be linked to a note, this can be useful in many…

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SOLIDWORKS Weldment Bounding Boxes

This functionality has been long time requested by SOLIDWORKS users like you, as a quick way to determine the smallest box you can package your model in. Watch this video and tell the good news SOLIDWORKS brings to your colleagues from the estimating and shipping departments. They will love you for that! Update: After I finished creating this video I realized that this new functionality will be priceless for users involved with 3D Printing by minimizing the support material and the printing times. I am pretty sure you have spotted the same opportunity, but, just in case you are in doubt, I will try to prove this point next week with a second video on how to use the new bounding boxes enhancement for saving time and money while 3D…

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SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder

Custom Properties Tab

If you haven’t heard of property tab builder in SolidWorks, it is utilized to define a list of properties to allow the users to input the values when a model is created.  It eliminates the extra steps to go to File -> Properties, and manually…

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How to link Custom Properties to your SOLIDWORKS Drawing Title Block

It can be advantageous to have fields in your SOLIDWORKS drawing title block auto-populate with information from the referenced part or assembly. In this tech tip I’ll show you how to set up a drawing template so that common custom property data such as PartNo, Description, DrawnBy etc., will…

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PropertyLinksXpress is a FREE SOLIDWORKS Add-in to manage your Drawing Title Block

PropertyLinksXpress

About a year ago we released a FREE SOLIDWORKS Add-in product called PropertyLinksXpress to help our customers organize their custom property data and allow them to easily populate their drawing title blocks. We are now happy to announce that over 1,000 SOLIDWORKS users are now using the…

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