Editing a custom property in SolidWorks is a straightforward process that allows you to add, modify, or delete specific information associated with your design files. Custom properties are essential for organizing and managing your models effectively. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to edit a custom property in SolidWorks using the PropertyManager interface.
Accessing the Custom Property Manager
To begin editing a custom property, you need to access the Custom Property Manager. To do this:
- Step 1: Open your desired SolidWorks file.
- Step 2: Click on the “File” menu located at the top left corner of the SolidWorks window.
- Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select “Properties..”.
Navigating the Custom Property Manager
The Custom Property Manager provides a user-friendly interface for managing custom properties. Once you have accessed it, follow these steps:
- Step 1: In the Custom Property Manager window, click on the “Custom” tab. This tab allows you to view and modify existing custom properties.
- Step 2: To edit an existing custom property, select it from the list by clicking on it once. The selected property will appear highlighted.
- Step 3: Modify the value of the selected custom property by typing directly into the field under the “Value/Text Expression” column.
You can also create new custom properties by clicking on the “Add.” button and entering the desired property name and value. To delete a custom property, select it from the list and click on the “Delete” button.
Applying Custom Properties to Multiple Files
One of the advantages of using custom properties in SolidWorks is their ability to be applied to multiple files simultaneously. To apply a custom property to multiple files:
- Step 1: In the Custom Property Manager window, click on the “Configuration Specific” tab. This tab allows you to apply custom properties across different configurations of your model.
- Step 2: Select the desired configuration from the drop-down menu.
- Step 3: Follow the same steps mentioned earlier to add, edit, or delete custom properties for this specific configuration.
You can also copy custom properties from one file to another by using the “Copy To Clipboard” and “Paste From Clipboard” buttons located at the bottom of the Custom Property Manager window.
Saving and Applying Changes
After editing your custom properties, it is important to save your changes. To do this:
- Step 1: Click on the “OK” button located at the bottom right corner of the Custom Property Manager window.
- Step 2: Your modifications will be saved automatically.
The edited custom properties will now be associated with your SolidWorks file(s) and can be accessed or utilized as necessary.
Editing custom properties in SolidWorks is an efficient way to manage and organize your design information. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily edit, add, or delete custom properties to enhance the usability and clarity of your SolidWorks models.