Could someone share a few pointers on how to go about creating an API
(using VB) to manipulate (and create) custom properties for part models and
assembly models. I have programming experience so a reference to the
specific methods and properties of the part object model would suffice.
I have a bunch of part models to which I wish to add a few custom
properties and values to those properties. I hope to be able to open each
model make the changes and close the model.
While I'm at it, is it possible to open a bunch of drawings and refresh the
sheet layout programatically?
Foraging...API: Delete all custom properties
I have found several examples of how to do this but none seem to work,
I need a macro that I can run that will delete all custom properties
regardless of property name.
I have a macro that will add custom properties and it is written so
that it does not require solidworks, it uses windows to create the
custom property. I would like to do the same for deleting the custom
Can someone please provide some sample code showing how to delete all
This function works inside a SolidWorks VBA Macro :
'Delete all file of configuration properties...custom-custom properties list
In installing 2007, I first used the copy settings wizard, and backed up
my templates/sheet formats. I removed 2006 including the registry
references, then installed 2007. I used the wizard to restore my settings.
All settings seem to be as they were, except my custom properties list.
I had to manually re-enter the 10 or so custom properties that we've
accumulated. As the list of non-standard custom properties seems to grow
with time, I'd like to know, for future upgrading, where that data was
stored in the first place, so that I can simply copy it over. Its not part ...SolidWorks API
Does anyone know how to get the evaluated value from a custom propert
to show in a text box instead of the linked solidworks' dimension pat
after an engineer links the dimension to the property (a practice
lot of us are doing at my work)
I have a field in a userform that shows the length of a part, but
when my user links that custom property to an actual dimension in th
model, he will then see the solidworks pathway to that dimension i
the user form text box, when, it would be much more useful to sho
him what the value is (instead of the pathway)... like 6" fo
I have a sing...API to Print Drawing with a Current Date and Time placed into a custom property
Dear SolidWorks guys,
Looking for a macro that will print a drawing and take the current
time and date and place it in a custom property that can be plced in
the title block.
This is not the available inside SolidWorks just the created date and
last saved date.
The general VB command you want to use is the Now function. It
returns the date and time, so you can use it just after you callout
the print command.
Dim dtmnow as Date
dtmnow = Now
Please provide any input or macros if possible?
This was discussed earlier check this link
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&...API: Need help to add custom property to Structural Members (SLDLFP-files)
Hey I have been trying to make a macro, so I can change the properties
on all my weldment profiles.
I have putted together some pieces but I cant find any info on how to
treat the SLDLFP files, its no problem with the standards (drawings,
parts and assemblies).
So here is what I got so far.. I have putted some stars where I need
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As *****
Dim ReturnVal As Long
Dim Response As String
Dim DocName As String
Dim Success As Boolean
Dim DocType As String
Dim swUpper As String
Dim swDocTypeLong As Long
Dim nErrors As Long
Dim nWarnings As Long
C...Get custom scale as a custom property
Is there a way to get a view's scale as a custom property? I know you
can get the sheet scale but my view's scales are set as different
custom scales. My sheet scale is always 1:1. Is it a good way to work?
What I understand of the scaling system is that the sheet format
environment is always 1:1. When you set the scale as custom scale, the
scale is apply in reference to the sheet format. When you scale with
"sheet scale", you make the sheet bigger/smaller over the model
(part, asembly) wich stays 1:1. Is it right?... but anyway I want the
custom property of a view set to...make a custom property equal a solidworks property
Is it possible to get a property that someone creates read a SolidWorks
For example, can $PRP:"SHTNO" be made to equal $PRP:"SW-Current Sheet"
Just enter the desired string into the property. Should work. It might
need a rebuild to update though. If you enter $PRP:"SW-Current Sheet" into
a custom prop SHTNO it will do what you are asking.
<email@example.com> wrote in message
> Is it possible to get a property that someone creates read a SolidWorks
&g...Weird custom properties in my custom sheet format
I have my company's title block & sheet set up as a custom sheet
format, which I insert via "Add Sheet." The title block contains text
which is linked to custom properties. All work perfectly except for
two: Project and Engineer. Those two seem to be set up exactly as
all others are, but when I insert my custom sheet, instead of getting
the value of those fields (example 1234A and John Doe) I get the
custom property name in quotes ("Project" and "Engineer"). Also, those
two are black, where the rest of the text is blue.
I can fix this by editing the s...Custom Control, How to add properties to properties window?
I'm developing a custom control based on the Canvas class.
How can I add my own properties so they appear in the properties window?
For example I'd like to pass in some extra colours.
Thanks in advance,
Oooops.... I found it...
But what about Defaults ?
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"JZ" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Oooops.... I found it...
> But what about Defaults ?
You can't change the default values.
,-----------------------...Copy a custom prop value to another custom property?
For whatever reason, where I work decided to use a different custom
property other than Description to fill in their descriptions for parts
and assemblies, and the use this to fill in the drawing title block,
making that custom, and the BOM, making the BOM template custom as
The main reason I feel we need this changed is because it adds a level
of complexity to creating toolbox fasteners that I think is
unnecessary. This situation requires that toolbox fastener
descriptions also need to be customized, adding another ambiguous
custom property, so the fastener's description will read...Custom properties
I'm using the Preferences class and have some objects to represent with Strings for storage.I have for example a rectangle class that may have a string representation "0,0,50,100".Now saving a property is not a problem I just have a CustomProperty interface and call toPropertyString().But loading a property is a case of documenting that CustomProperty classes must provide a no arg public contstructor, and then I can call CustomProperty.fromPropertyString(myPropStr) to populate the object.Now I'd really like to have immutable properties, and I realise I can have a toImmutableI...Adding custom list and text boxes to the custom tool bar from Excel C API
I am developing an addin excel using Excel C API. I want to know
is there any way to add custom list and text boxes to the custom tool
bar from Excel C API? If yes how can we do it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
...API: 2nd posting please help! [was API: Eeeek! "Ghost" on edges of generated drawing w/properties]
I am creating a utility which generates formatted drawing sheets from a user
form. The problem I am having is that when the form appears on the screen, the
image does not seem to fill the whole window pane. The left and top edges have a
kind of "ghost" on them. If anyone wants to help I will be glad to send a screen
(scream?) shot. There is about a 1/4" margin on the top and left hand sides that
acts as if the drawing is not filling it. If I "ALT/TAB" to another window, then
back, when I go back the margins contain left over image from the previous
...Custom Property Rename
I need some major help. Has anyone ever heard of a macro/program that
will read a custom property that I specify off of a Solidworks 2005
part, then rename that file to the custom property value. And be able
to do this in some kind of batch mode, not just individual files. If
no one can help me, I am going to have a huge amount of work in front
of me. I know you guys can do it. Rescue me! lol
There is no rename for custom properties. Any macro would have to add
one and delete the other.
If none of the properties are config-specific, it can all be done
without opening files. Is this ...custom properties 230228
Using VB is there a way of accessing custom properties of a selected
'object' in an assembly rather than having to open this part/ assembly
and then using 'ActiveDocument' type access?
Dim CompDocument as SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim Component As SldWorks.Component2
set CompDocument = Component.GetModelDoc
This should get you started
"Bates, Nigel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Using VB is there a way of accessing custom properties of a selected
> 'obje...BUTTON FOR CUSTOM PROPERTIES
With the interface change in 2008 it is a bit of a PITA to get to the file -
custom properties. I've been looking for a button that I can add to the
main toolbar, is there one available or will I have to create a macro?
On Dec 10, 8:07 am, "WormSign" <worms...@doon.com> wrote:
> With the interface change in 2008 it is a bit of a PITA to get to the file -
> custom properties. I've been looking for a button that I can add to the
> main toolbar, is there one available or will I have to create a macro?
Haven't ...Setting custom properties
I know that I can read/write custom properties of an object by using
document.all['Control'].customProp = "this";
Is there a way I can run code when this custom property is set. Or
perhaps there is a way to create a custom method?
<span id="MySpan"><input type="text"></span>
I'd the property:
document.all['MySpan'].enabled = true;
To automatically do this:
document.all['MySpan'].controls.disabled = !thevalue;
OR the ...Custom properties 74000
I'm an engineer and my core occupation is designing new machines. I
have got a new project from my bosses and I need to re-organize the
stock of drawings.
My question is the next:
How can i add custom properties like "mass" and "material" into each
part and how do i add those custom properties in PDMWorks without
selecting them each time.
Thanks for your help.
PS: does anyone have some tutorials concerning PDMWorks and custom
properties for me. I would be quite usefull for me I think.
> He...custom properties in assy
Can anyone tell me how to use some of the custom properties from one
of the components in an assembly drawing?
I'm not sure about but u can try this : Inser that component first
into the sheet and link all the custom properties you want to link
with that component. Place that component outside the sheet. Now bring
in your assy and other details.
...Custom Properties have disapeared!
Custom Properties have disapeared from a slew of files! Any ideas as
to what would cause this?
On Jun 13, 2:47 pm, cox.ge...@gmail.com wrote:
> Custom Properties have disapeared from a slew of files! Any ideas as
> to what would cause this?
Maybe a macro was intentional designed and executed to batch erase
properties, or the misuse/accidental use of macro with that
email@example.com wrote in news:1181771258.844310.294980
> Custom Properties have disapeared from a slew of files! Any ide...Delete Custom Properties
I am looking for a macro that will recursively search a directory,
find every SolidWorks file, and delete all of the custom properties in
each file. Can anyone give me a macro that does that, or at least
point me in a direction where I can find what I need.
On Aug 22, 12:47 pm, inthepickle <inthepic...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am looking for a macro that will recursively search a directory,
> find every SolidWorks file, and delete all of the custom properties in
> each file. Can anyone give me a macro that does that, or at least
> point me in a direction where I can ...Operators in Custom properties
I want to include some data in my drawing template to show things like
the area of the part. SW-Surface area doesn't work for me because I
just need the 2D area contained on say, a 4' x 8' sheet of UHMWPE.
I've realized I'll probably have to manually enter a value for this
area, but I then want to take that entered value and multiply it by a
certain factor like 1.25.
Ideally, the designer would enter in the area of the part and the
notes on the drawing would automatically fill themselves in like so...
Area: 32 square inches
Material Required: 40 square inches
Is there...HOW TO CAPTURE CUSTOM PROPERTIES?
I'm in the process of trying to document our CAD standards. Being a
sheetmetal job shop we have created part templates based on material type,
thickness, bend radius and k-factor. I need to document these settings, I
started by right-clicking on the template file and selecting properties and
then the custom tab. Looking at these properties I then manually type them
into an excel spreadsheet. I finished the aluminum materials (14 different
templates) and I thought to myself, "there must be a easier way to do this."
Does anyone know of a program that could capture this informa...custom properties blank
i've been meaning to ask this for quite some time.
i'd like to adjust my macros so that they don't create a blank space holder.
so the question is, how does pdmw create custom properties without any blank
All you have to do is call the AddCustomInfo2 command, but pass in a ""
"kenneth b" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> i've been meaning to ask this for quite some time.
> i'd like to adjust my macros so that they don't create a blank space
> so the...