# SOLIDWORKS Custom Property

## SOLIDWORKS Drawing Custom Property Workflow Tutorial

In this drawing video tutorial certified SOLIDWORKS expert Jamie Hill takes you through the process of adding custom properties to components so that the related drawing will be automatically populated with the relevant manufacturing information: Learn the picks and clicks for adding custom properties plus…

## 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 stamp to a SOLIDWORKS part to call out the same info that is already in your custom properties?  Ever needed to call that out on…

## How to display the SOLIDWORKS File Version in Windows Explorer

When a file is saved in SOLIDWORKS, the major version that it was last saved in is recorded as a custom property, as shown in the image below: Display SOLIDWORKS File Version This custom property can be displayed directly in the Windows Explorer detail view…

## How to convert a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Thickness to a Gauge Value

A common practice in industry when working with SOLIDWORKS sheet metal is to show thickness as gauge value. For example, 20 gauge equals 0.0359 in. We will accomplish this using an equation, and IF statements to convert the values. Here is an example. This condition indicates that if the value is 0.0359, it is desired…

## How to show SOLIDWORKS Equations and Custom Properties as fractions with your model in decimals

Having to work in decimals and show SOLIDWORKS fractions in your drawing can be frustrating when you require the use of equations and custom properties. This issue is mostly overcome by using the weldment functionality. However, you may still face some issues with getting your values…

## Master Cut List Property Management while inserting Parts into Parts

A variety of techniques can be employed when building assemblies in SOLIDWORKS. In some cases the weldment module is used as the primary assembly environment, in other cases we see welded bodies being created as individual assembly components before they are placed together at the…

## Best Practices for using \$PRPSHEET in SOLIDWORKS PDM

The use of \$PRPSHEET can be confusing, since it can be used in more then one way and can interact with SOLIDWORKS PDM or be independent of PDM. \$PRPSHEET is intended to get information from one document, such as a part or assembly, into another…

## 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…

## What is the source of SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties in Linked Multi-sheet Annotations?

The source of SOLIDWORKS custom properties linked to drawing notes in a multi-sheet drawing can be the same for all sheets or sheet-specific.  This setting is found in Tools > Options > Document Properties > Drawing Sheets > Multi-sheet custom property source. SOLIDWORKS custom properties…