User Interface
SolidWorks Fundamentals
Basic Concepts
Basic Commands: Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, and Redo
Help, Search, and Web Resources
Document Basics
SolidWorks Options
File Properties
Summary Information
Summary Information - Custom and Configuration Specific
Accessing Custom and Configuration Specific Properties
Adding Custom Properties
Linking a Custom Property Value for a Part to the BOM Quantity
Adding Associative Dimensions Into Custom Properties
Editing Custom Properties
Editing the List of Custom Properties
Deleting Custom Properties
Adding Mass Properties
Blank Custom Properties
Using Custom and Default File Properties in Equations
Mass Properties and Section Properties
Property Tab Builder
Measure Tool
Industry-Specific Design Tools
Xperts Overview
SolidWorks Fast Start
Object Linking and Embedding
Recording and Playing Macros
Previous Release Interoperability
SolidWorks API
SolidWorks Task Scheduler
Moving from 2D to 3D
SolidWorks Costing
Design Checker
Design Studies in SolidWorks
Detailing and Drawings
Import and Export
Model Display
Mold Design
Motion Studies
Parts and Features
Sheet Metal
Sustainability Products
SolidWorks Utilities
Workgroup PDM
Hide Table of Contents Show Table of Contents

Adding Custom Properties

To add custom properties:

  1. Click in the first blank cell under Property Name, then type a name or choose one from the list.
  2. Select a Type from the list.

    To move between cells in the table, press Tab or Enter, or click in the cell you want to move to.

  3. Under Value / Text Expression, enter a value for the custom property that is compatible with the selection in the Type cell.

    For Value / Text Expression, you can type values, or you can select values from the list, which contains:

    • SolidWorks parameters (Mass, Density, and so on)
    • Global variables
    If you add a date (for example, DrawnDate), as a custom property, the software does not require you to type a date for Value / Expression. However, if you do not type a date, Microsoft interprets the empty field as 1/1/1800 when you view the document's custom properties in Windows Explorer.

  4. Press Tab or Enter.

    The value of the property displays under Evaluated Value.

MySolidWorks Search

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Adding Custom Properties

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP05

The search functionality within the web help is in a beta test phase and you may experience periodic delays or interruptions in its performance. These are the normal and ordinary features of a beta test and shall not under any circumstances give rise to any liability on the part of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation or its licensors. The topics within the Web-based help are not beta topics; they document SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP05.

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.