I want to control text in a custom property from excel or text file linked to the part. Global Variable does not accept text. Custom properties do not take if statement otherwise I can conditionally manage it. Is there a way to do it. Thanks
Have you tried property tab builder?
It can take external file like excel file or text file
If you are using old versions of SW, it can even read .mdb (access data file)
Thanks John; I have not used property tab builder. I will look into it.
My fear is this will add one more manual step in the process. Right now I configure my assembly in excel. Export to text file. Open the assembly in SW and refresh. All done.
Hi Mehmood.. Let Excel do all the work - use a Design Table
In design table, one is limited to entries/instances that are already created. With the excel base automation, sky is the limit. Parts are configured on the fly and can be of any size, all custom properties updated/configured automatically.
Look into DriveWorksExpress. It is spreadsheet based and included in SWX (at least the Professional version).
Search on this forum - there are few macros for CusProp Editor - I myself made one and used it before Tab Builder coming out few yrs ago
I' post my macro here If I can find it
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