All my metal parts have a equation named "Thickness" that show, as seen, the thickness of the metal plate that will be used to make that part. I want to make a Custom Property Tab show that equation. Can it be done?
Are you using Sheet Metal parts? If yes, SolidWorks automatically adds a global variable "Thickness" and you can use that elsewhere.
If they are machined parts, then create a new part template and add a global variable "MetalThickness" and give it a default number.
(SolidWorks won't let you use "Thickness" because it is reserved for Sheet Metal.)
Now add your new Property "Thickness" and make it = MetalThickness (from the drop down list).
Save this part as a new part template.
Now, when you start a new part with that template, it updates automatically with the current part name after the "@"
Hi Mario. Sure can
Yes, sure. This i was able to done. But since i need to do it in every metal part i make, i was thinking about doing it here:
The screen grab of the props is from my part template. But you can do it from the properties tab
Oh, i see
But won't the "@Part1" make all parts grab the equation value from the "Part1" and not from it's own part?
Sorry, i know less than nothing about customizing SolidWorks
No, it'll update when you save the part.
PS, don't be sorry, we all learnt at some point. And continue to learn.
It didn't work for me, sorry. In the Property Tab what is shown is "Thickness@Part1.SLDPRT"
Thanks! It worked so well and i see so many uses for it, thank you!
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