Is there any way to remove user property limitation?
Message: You can not add new user data because the number is limited to 20.
I believe this is a current limitation however, we could get around this by adding "Translatable" data as well. This would bring us up to 40 different, fully customizable fields.
We could also submit an enhancement request for this through the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal.
You defintely just became my go-to gal for SWE. I've been trying to get around this limitation for a while now! This is a smart workaround.
Thanks a lot!
I am aware of the use of this functionality but this can not be a common software practice.
I believe this would be useful for informing the technical specifications of the equipment being designed. How can I make this suggestion for improvement?
We can make enhancement requests through the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal. If you don't already have a customer portal account, you will want to create one first by clicking Create a SOLIDWORKS ID below the login area.
The idea here is that we want to search for an existing enhancement request if it exists and vote for it (more votes = more attention from the development team) if we can find one. Otherwise, we can create our own!
I hope this helps!
Let's press to release more properties.
The call is open.
This is something that typically comes up with our customers before training - what I've found (and what virtually all of my customers have found) is that there are pre-defined places that work very well for context-sensitive information, and vastly reduce the amount of general-purpose custom data fields we need.
We've got a comprehensive listing of all the attributes as of 2015 here which is still very close to 2017 SP3 that we're on now: http://files.goengineer.com/docs/support/SolidWorks%20Electrical%20Symbol%20Attributes.pdf
An example would be using the "Manufacturer Part Data" fields (#TD_1 through #TD_7) for class-specific part data (output voltage and power for a power supply), and things like Article Number for internal part numbers, for instance. I've found that there's a pre-populated place for almost everything you'd need, and that the only real reason you'd have to use more than a couple of the user data fields is database-to-database (SWx Elec to ERP, usually) connection fields.
As always, enhancement requests are a great vehicle to bring things like this up, and the more information about your workflow you can attach, the easier it is for the Solidworks crew to address them
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