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.