If Custom Property files (.prtprp for example) are linked in the file locations manager in system options, why does the .prtdot file also retain custom property fields?
The .prtdot does not need to contain any custom properties, as the properties tab will add these when you hit apply.
Keeping them in the .prtdot template is helpful in case you need to alter them through the file properties dialog, and maintaining consistency.
The custom properties tab will read the fields of a file and enter/show/alter them, but does not retain file specific information itself.
The .prtprp file is simply a template file for part properties.
So .prtdot is a template and .prtprp is a template, and they both control Custom Properties. So if you want to edit your Custom Properties template, do you have to edit both of these?
Michael MacDonald wrote: why does the .prtdot file also retain custom property fields?
Michael MacDonald wrote:
why does the .prtdot file also retain custom property fields?
Because you saved the Part Template with those Custom Properties in the part file ...
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