I just upgraded to sw16 and office 16. the description is no longer present at the part level.
Are you trying to read the description at the part or drawing level, did you check the part custom properties???
where would I check the part custom properties?
File - Properties - Custom Tab
how do I get the description to appear at the part or assembly level. sw16 was installed first. then office 2016. office 2010 was uninstalled.
Adding the description is the same in a part and assembly file. Go to file properties and in the property name column type in "Description", the next column to the right leave as "Text" and the next column to the right "Value/Text Expression" type in the actual description.
After you have that taken care of to have the Description come up in the drawing sheet, you need to edit the drawing sheet format and type in $PRPSHEET:"Description" .
You can do this with all the custom properties that you need to show on the drawings. If you have a lot of custom properties to insert then I would suggest using the Custom Property Tab Builder.....
I may be wrong, but I think he's referring to this at the bottom of Windows Explorer:
I don't have an answer, just trying to clear up a misunderstanding.
If so, then it's View>Status Bar in Windows Explorer.
Still pulls from the same place, not??
If that is what he wants then he can do a save as and type it in;
I did think about that as well Glenn, but I always work with Custom Property Tab Builder and all my inputs are there. Basically the property description still gets stored at the same place as well, Not sure where his information is being stored, as here we have everything on the server in a Template Folder. But the custom property list txt file should be C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SOLIDWORKS \lang\English
Following Mr. Stoltzfus' post, also click on the "Configuration Specific" tab (to the right of "Custom" in the screen shot above).
If "Description" is also defined here, then it supersedes the value of the "Description" property on the "Custom" tab, even if the config's value is blank.
It just needs to be defined to block the Custom one.
If it is on the config list, delete it there and the Custom one will be used for the $PRP code.
I am just trying to get the description back at the bottom. I agree it supersedes the value. I just put material descriptions for parts there,
when I make an assembly it is as simple as creating bom of material types. I tried to change windows explorer also and it is still the same. I am going to
try a reboot to see if that is what it takes. but I am still at a loss.
This was discussed before. This is probably caused by a windows update, it's also possible to fix by repairing the SolidWorks installation.
Description in the 'save' and 'save as' dialog box disappeared.
I had this same problem after going to 2015, I fixed it by registering a DLL file after some advice I found online (sorry, I forgot who originally told me this):
Find "sldpropertyhandler.dll" in explorer, it should be in your main SolidWorks installation folder.
Run Command Prompt (cmd.exe) (make sure you run it as an administrator). Type: regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\sldpropertyhandler.dll"" (or whatever the file path to your "sldpropertyhandler.dll" file may be)
Hit enter and you should get a message about the registration being successful. I think you'll probably need to do a restart, but this worked for me.
If Steve's advice fixes the problem, the cause might be a problem that happens when Microsoft Office is installed using Click-to-Run. We are tracking the problem under SPR 912466. I recommend you contact your reseller to report it as well if this applies to you.
You can't easily tell if your Office installation was done using click-to-run. Here is a link which explains a few ways:
Determining if an Office Installation is Click-to-Run or Not | Microsoft Office content from Windows IT Pro
Click-to-Run is also the installation method for Office 365 subscribers.
There is hope on the horizon. SWX just updated the SPR information for this bug in their KB.
Description: Re-registration of 'sldpropertyhandler.dll' may be needed every time when updating Microsoft Office 2013 on a specific environment.
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