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Custom Properties

The column header in a design table to specify a custom property uses this syntax:


where property is the name of a custom property. You can use one of the custom properties listed in the Summary Information dialog box (click File, Properties, Configuration Specific), or you can add a new custom property.


  • The column header is not case sensitive.

  • If you plan to use the custom property as a column in a Bill of Materials:


For example, use the header $prp@Cost to control the custom property Cost for each configuration. In the table body cells, type the property value for each configuration. If a cell is blank, the property is undefined for the configuration.

Properties that are associated with model parameters (dimensions and mass properties) update automatically when the model parameters change.

To add a custom property to a design table:

  1. Insert a design table into your model.

  2. In the design table spreadsheet:

    1. For each column with a custom property, label the column in the form $prp@property; for example, $prp@length.

    2. In each column, type in the variable name of the property in the form "name@@configuration@model"; for example, "D2@Sketch1@@Default@box.SLDPRT".

Include the quotation marks and be sure the file name extension (.SLDPRT) is uppercase.

To include the quotation marks, type a single quote mark (') before the expression. For example, type
'"D2@Sketch1@@Default@box.SLDPRT" for the expression
"D2@Sketch1@@Default@box.SLDPRT" to appear in the table.

    1. In new columns, add the standard design table information, for example, D2@Sketch1 as the header, and dimension values in the column.

  1. Click outside the design table to close it.

    Custom properties added in a design table appear automatically on the Configuration Specific tab of the Summary Information dialog box. You can use these properties in Notes and Bills of Materials.

Example of a design table that specifies custom properties:

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