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Variable Mapping - CALS Raster Files (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only)

You can map variables to the embedded header information stored in CALS raster format files.

The default CALS file data card and its variables are predefined to read commonly used CALS header tags such as width, height, and comment. In most cases, you must redefine the variable to read all the header information stored in the CALS files. See CALS Header Tag Names.

For an example of mapping to CALS header information, see Displaying a CALS Drawing Number in a File Data Card.

Common Extensions

CAL , GP4, CG4, MIL

Property Mappings

Block name Attribute name
Cals The attribute names are custom defined in the CalsPlugin.ini file.


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