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Modifying Custom Properties of PDFs Using PDF Plug-in (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only)

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional lets users read or write custom properties of PDFs using the PDF plug-in.

The PDF plug-in also maps any user-defined custom properties that are written in the Custom tab of a PDF. Previously, there was no read or write support of PDF custom properties for SOLIDWORKS PDM variables.

An administrator can map a variable to a supported Block name and Attribute name for a PDF. When a user adds a PDF to a vault and updates custom properties in the PDF, the updated custom properties appear on the PDF file data card. Similarly, when a user updates variable values on the PDF file data card, the mapped property values are updated in the PDF.

Property Mappings

Block name Attribute name
CustomProperty TITLE
CustomProperty AUTHOR
CustomProperty SUBJECT
CustomProperty KEYWORDS
CustomProperty PART NUMBER
CustomProperty DESCRIPTION

The attribute, FILE, that represents the filename is read-only. The value is only read from the PDF.



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