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Creating List Properties

You can create custom properties with lists of multiple values.

To create a list property:

  1. From Windows, click Start > All Programs > SolidWorks version > SolidWorks Tools > Toolbox Settings .
  2. Click 2 - Customize Your Hardware.
  3. On the Customize Hardware page, select the folder or indivdual component to apply the custom property to.
  4. Under Custom Properties, click Add New Custom Property .
  5. In the Custom Property Definition dialog box, type the Property Name.
  6. Under Options, set options as needed.
  7. Under Type, select List.
  8. Under Value, type a list value.
  9. For properties that require a configuration name, under Suffix, type an optional separator and suffix.

    You can delete a list value by clicking Delete in the value row.

  10. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add more values.
  11. Click OK.

List Property Example

In the Custom Property Definition dialog box:
  1. Create a custom list property called Color.
  2. Select Each value for this property requires a new configuration name and Add as configuration specific property.
  3. Use these values and suffixes (suffixes contain hyphens as separators):
    Value Suffix
    Red -r
    Green -g
    Blue -b

On the Customize Hardware page, select (enable) the custom property for a component. The configuration list changes to include a column called Color. Each configuration list row contains a color value, and the configuration names include the suffixes you specified.

With Color selected in the Custom Properties list, you can specify Green as the default color for this component in the right pane. You can also disable a value for the current component by clearing it in the list.

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