Custom Properties Architecture

You can upgrade custom properties of files created in SOLIDWORKS 2017 or earlier.

When you run Upgrade custom property on legacy files, their custom properties are upgraded to the new architecture. After the upgrade, the following features are available to the legacy files:
  • Linked column in the Custom Properties dialog box
  • Configuration-specific cut list and custom properties
  • Equation in File Properties
  • Enhanced Configuration Specific Properties dialog box

When you upgrade the custom properties of a part, you may have to fix issues with assemblies and drawings where the part is used. For example, the assemblies and drawings that include derived parts, annotations, and BOMs.

You can upgrade a file manually or in batches using the API (IModelDocExtension:: UpgradeCustomProps).

For information, see SOLIDWORKS API Help. You can also contact SOLIDWORKS Technical Support.