This is the scenario, I have a OLD part and I will like to open that OLD part under a new part template. Which its edited and populated to fit my needs.
Go to Start/All Programs/SolidWorks2015/SolidWorks Tools/Property Tab Builder 2015 - There should be You Tube vids available for this feature - The person that helped me a lot from the forum was John George do a search for him. Attached is one of my Tab Builder Files that I use here, however not all that information gets linked to the drawings, I use it to generate other reports that I need...
One file is for an assembly and the other one I use for parts.
When you are in the parts or assembly file go to -
Click on the lower righthand button to change a Custom Property File
That is where you can set one up and then pick out which custom property file you want to use, you can have one for every work order if you want
Open up the Custom Property Tab Builder and try some edits. Whatever field you have in the Property Tab Builder and you need the same info in the drawing, when in the drawing template type in your - $PRPSHEET:"Description" etc. that info gets pulled from the Tab Builder, then it's very easy to change out information.
One word of caution, every property in the tab builder must be in the "Show on Custom Tab", If you choose the "Show on Configuration Tab", then when you use the Task Scheduler to update your custom properties, it won't work, learned that one the Hard Way.... (I forgot to add the following picture)
Let me know how you make out.
Save the standard file to a known location from new template/file. Then open the old part and change the standard (found under Tools > Options > Document Property)
Hello Deepak, I posted some pictures cause I donot see a option under document properties were I could op to replace the old part template with a new one
Make a small change in the document properties and you can then see the option to save the standard to an external file.
And then use load option to have that in for old file
This is my scenario Deepak, when I click LOAD FROM EXTERNAL, Its looking for a .sldstd and what I will like to change is the old ".prtdot" with a new ".prtdot". The main reason for this is the part document is already populated with some editable information that I don't want to populate by hand. To save times.
Hey Deepak, I could not get this to work. But I will be differently open to more suggestions that way I could have a different perspective at performing this Task. thank you Deepak.
If you looking to update part properties then use John's method. If you looking to change document option, then use my method.
Have you tried doing the following ? :
Create a new blank/empty part with your new template.
On the main menu go to Insert -> Part.
Select the old part and choose the option "Break Link to Original Part"
Click OK to apply.
I just tried that, but when importing the part i got an error. The part is an extrude Boss, does not see/or cant locate the original sketch
Can you attach the file here if it is not confidential ?
What information are you changing or adding - Custom Properties??? or Environment etc???
The information that I'm concerned is in the Summary information. There a total of 10 lines and I'm looking to eliminate steps in order to be more effective in my time management on editing parts.
Left is the one that is already edited template, Right is the Old template.
Ok - One Way -Which is fairly easy, however you will need to setup a Custom Property Tab Builder file - are you familiar with Tab Builder??
Second option would be to use SolidWorks Task Scheduler and "Update Custom Properties" - this you can only use for blanket information, not individual part info...
Not familiar with Custom Property Tab Builder, but I'm a fast learner. Is there a video or a forum that I could read or view, That you could recommend.
Thank you, I will try this over the weekend. I'll let you know what I create.
By taking a quick glance this looks like is going to work. I built a quick one the only thing that I'm coming across is in the right side were there is a custom properties tab. There is not a drop down box to select the template. I look and the files are been saved right in the file location. I will have to continue looking into this to see what step I'm missing
Never mind, It updated once I reopened. John thank you for this this is a great tool. This is going to help me get more effective at my editing..
The great thing using the property tab builder is when you're in an assembly, all you need to do is right click on a part in the feature manager tree and then go to the custom property tab and change the information from there, rather than opening up every part.
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