Creating a PropertyManager - Single-Configuration Model

For models with a single configuration, you create rules to define the configurations as you create the custom PropertyManager.

The Configuration Publisher requires that the model contain a design table, even if the model has only one configuration. The design table must contain:
  • A single row for the Default configuration
  • A column for each variable
  • Values for each variable

To create a custom PropertyManager:

  1. At the top of the ConfigurationManager tab, right-click the model name and click Configuration Publisher.
    The Configuration Publisher dialog box appears and the design table opens in a separate window. Because the design table has only a single row, generic controls for List, Number, and Checkbox appear in the palette.

  2. Click the Edit tab in the center pane.
  3. Drag a control from the palette to the center pane.
    Fields appear in the right pane, under Attributes. Different fields appear based on the control type.
  4. In the right pane:
    1. Double-click in Name and enter a name.
      Do not use spaces in the name and do not start the name with a number, a punctuation mark, or the letters xml.
      The name appears on the control in the center pane.
    2. In Design Table Variable, select a variable to assign to the control.
    3. Set other attributes for the control.
  5. Drag another control from the palette to the center pane.
    In the right pane, Visibility appears in addition to Attributes.
  6. In the right pane:
    1. Under Attributes, enter a name and select a variable to assign to the control.
    2. Under Visibility, for Parent, specify whether the current control is shown or hidden for each value of the parent control. Select None to make the control always visible.
  7. Continue adding controls.
    Click the SW Preview tab or the 3DCC Preview tab to see how the PropertyManager appears in SOLIDWORKS and in 3D ContentCentral.
  8. Click Apply to save the PropertyManager definition.
    PropertyManager appears in the ConfigurationManager.
  9. Click Close to close the dialog box.
    To edit the PropertyManager definition, right-click PropertyManager and click Edit Feature.
For more information about Attributes, Data, and Visibility, see Configuration Publisher Dialog Box.