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Specifying a Parent for a Conditional List

You can specify one or more parents for a list control. The parent can be a set of radio buttons, a check box, or another list control.

This procedure describes how to conditionalize a list control by assigning materials to a set of three radio buttons and then, in the list control, specifying the finishes that are available for each material.

To specify a parent for a conditional list:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > SOLIDWORKS version > SOLIDWORKS Tools > Property Tab Builder.
  2. From the left column, drag a Radio button control into the GroupBox control in the Custom Properties column.
  3. For the radio button control:
    1. In the right pane, under Control Attributes, type the Caption Materials.
    2. Under Custom Property Attributes, select a Name for the custom property the user is creating in the SOLIDWORKS software.
    3. For Quantity, specify the number of radio buttons for the control.
      You must have at least two radio buttons.
    4. Under Label, enter text for the label on each button.
    5. Select whether the property will be written to the Custom tab or the Configurations tab of the Summary Information dialog box.
  4. Drag a List box control below the Radio button control.
  5. For the list box control:
    1. Type the Caption Finishes.
    2. For Parent, click and select the radio button control.
    3. Under Custom Property Attributes, select the property Name.
    4. For Type, select List.
      The labels you assigned to the radio buttons are listed beside Values.
    5. Under the value that is derived from the first radio button, type a finish associated with the material.
    6. Press Enter to create another row and type another finish.
    7. Repeat step 5f to specify all available finishes for the material.
    8. Repeat steps 5e through 5g for each of the radio button values.
  6. To save the template:
    1. Click Save .
    2. In the Save SolidWorks Properties template dialog box, for File name, type a name.
    3. For Save in, navigate to the location defined for Custom Property Files on the File Locations page of the System Options dialog box.
    4. Click Save.
  7. Close the Property Tab Builder dialog box.


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