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Custom Property Definition Dialog Box

Use the Custom Property Definition dialog box to create or modify a component custom property.

On the Customize Hardware page, click Add new Custom Property.

Property Name

Specifies the name of the property. The name appears in the PropertyManager when you use the component in an assembly.


Add as configuration specific property Creates a configuration-specific property. If cleared, the property is a custom property (not configuration-specific), as shown on the Custom tab of the SolidWorks Summary Information dialog box.
Each value for this property requires a new configuration name Creates a new configuration name for each unique value of the property. For Textbox properties, the property value is added as a suffix to the configuration name. For List properties, type a suffix for each list value under Suffix.
Show in PropertyManager Displays the property in the component's PropertyManager in SolidWorks. Selecting or clearing Add as configuration specific property automatically selects or clears this option, but you can override the default.


Textbox Creates a text field property.
List Creates a property with a list of values.
Link to SW material List properties only. Creates a list of materials using the SolidWorks Materials library.

You can link only one property to SolidWorks materials.

Textbox Value

Overall default value Specifies an optional default value.

List Values

Value Specifies an item in the list.
Suffix Available when Each value for this property requires a new configuration name is selected. Specifies the configuration name suffix. Type an optional separator character and a suffix that identifies the property value. For example, if the value is ABSplastic, type:


When you select the custom property, the suffix is used in the configuration name.

Material Available when Link to SW material is selected. Specifies materials from the SolidWorks Materials library. Click Select and select a material from the list.
Deletes a value from the list.

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