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Creating Text Properties

You can create a custom property that has a text value.

Users can add text for the property in the PropertyManager.

To create a custom text 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 Textbox.
  8. Type an optional Overall default value.
  9. Click OK.

Text Property Example

In the Custom Property Definition dialog box:
  1. Create a custom text property called myNotes.
  2. Select Add as configuration specific property.
  3. Specify a default value of useForYourNotes.
After you create the property, it appears in the Custom Property list, but is not selected. After you select it, you can edit the default text to change its value for the currently selected component.

When you drag the component into an assembly, the PropertyManager displays the custom property with the default text you specified. You can edit the text value in the PropertyManager. After you create a new size, the configuration properties contain the custom property and value.

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