Custom Properties in Weldments
In a weldment part, the custom properties for the weldments feature
and for the cut
list represent a different list from the custom properties that are
stored at the document level. The default location for the Weldment
Property File is:
C:\Documents and Settings\All
There is no Application
Data folder in the Microsoft® Windows®
7 operating system.
You can change the location of the list in File
The profile library parts may carry any commonly used custom properties.
For example, profiles supplied with the SolidWorks application include
the custom property Description.
In case of naming conflicts between the weldment
feature and the weldment profile, the profile name takes precedence.
You can use Property Tab Builder to create custom tabs for weldments.
Assign Custom Properties
You can assign custom properties from three different sources:
feature. Properties assigned to the weldment feature
are propagated to all cut list items. This capability enables you to assign
a property with a default value, which you can later edit for each cut
list item. For example, you can add the property Cost
with a value in the appropriate monetary denomination.
Cut-List-Items . Cut list items inherit custom
properties from the profile sketch and from the weldment feature. You
can assign new properties or you can edit existing properties. For example,
you can add the property Weight,
and link that property to the model's mass
properties. Creating the link between the two enables the SolidWorks
application to calculate the weight of the first solid body in the cut
list item. The system also computes and adds the properties
Angle1, Angle2, and Material
for bodies generated by structural member features. The LENGTH, Angle1,
and Angle2 properties are not
Since the weight of only
the first item in a Cut-List-Item
folder is calculated, each Cut-List-Item
folder should only include identical items. If two bodies are geometrically
identical but have different materials applied to them, they are placed
in separate folders in the cut list.
Custom Property Values
Values that you assign as custom properties can be
System assigned. For example, LENGTH.
User assigned. For example, the material
assigned when creating the structural member profile.
Linked to dimension values or mass
Custom properties are required to generate
a cut list
with associative balloons for a multibody part.
To add custom properties:
In the Cut list
folder , right-click a Cut-List-Item,
and select Properties.
- or -
To assign custom properties at the highest
propagation level, right-click the Weldment
dialog box, on the Cut List Summary
tab (or the Custom tab if you
right-clicked the Weldment feature):
or select a Property Name.
text or a value in Value / Text Expression.
step 2 as necessary, then click OK.
The custom property is added.