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Summary Info – Custom and Configuration Specific

On the Custom and the Configuration Specific tabs in the Summary Information dialog box, you can:

  • Specify custom properties for the active part, assembly, or drawing document.

  • Apply custom properties to specific configurations in the active part or assembly document.

  • Create blank custom properties - useful when you want to create a template that contains custom properties but you do not want to give those properties specific starting values.

  • Add associative dimensions. The dimensions can come from sketches, part features, assembly features, or assembly mates. Since part dimensions are associative, values in the Bill of Materials (BOM) are updated when the dimensions are changed.

  • Add system-defined mass properties as custom properties, using either the Custom or Configuration Specific tabs.

  • Edit the list of custom properties.

In addition to the BOM, you can use the properties in the following ways:

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


To access Custom and Configuration Specific properties:

  1. Click File, Properties.

  2. In the dialog box, click the Custom tab for properties that apply to the entire document, or the Configuration Specific tab for properties that vary from one configuration to another.

  3. If you define a property on the Configuration Specific tab, select a configuration in Applies to.

  4. Add, edit, or delete properties as described in the procedures below.

  5. Click OK.

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.

  1. 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:

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.

  1. Press Tab or Enter.

    The value of the property displays under Evaluated Value.

To link a custom property value for a part to the BOM Quantity

  1. After adding a custom property, type or select the custom property name under BOM Quantity.

  2. Click OK.


To add associative dimensions into custom properties:

To edit custom properties:

To delete custom properties:

To add mass properties:



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