I can't edit my file properties on the custom tab or configuration specific tab. The tables on both are greyed out. :/
EDIT: This only happens in newly created parts in SW 2018. Older parts that I have saved in 2018 don't have this problem.
As Paul has mentioned, you do not have any properties in there. Can you click in the property name box and see if you get the drop down list?
If not then make sure that properties.text file is present or mapped correctly under File Locations
I know I have seen that before, but I can remember what the cause was. You could try restoring the SolidWorks settings using the copy settings wizard.
I will give that a try.
I tried that, but I guess I didn't save my settings over from 2017 when I upgraded to 2018.
Huh... never seen it before. Is it possible if you can post your part here?
I attached it to the original post.
I open the file and CusProp is accessible to me
Hehe, perhaps a Repair Install is in order for me.
Ding ding ding! Deepak for the win!
My file location was pointed to my 2017 folder in the Program Data directory. So I switched that to 2018 and we are back in business!
It looks like it is just because you don't have any properties in there yet. Might just be a change with 2018 on the color scheme. Just click in the property name field and type something in. I was able to on my machine.
Yes, in a way, you were right! Deepak pointed me in the right direction building on your comment.
I knew I had seen it before, I just couldn't for the life of me remember what I did to correct it. Glad Deepak remembered.
One user here had this problem also. Fixes above did not allow the problem. I did find another issue with it, and here is the other issue and what I did to fix it.
User installation ref: SWx 2018 SP2, Win 7 Pro 64, part file located on network w/o PDM.
Custom properties (many were present from the Part Template) were all greyed out so that they could not be edited. This is the first time this user has had this issue, although he's been running this installation for a few months. I checked the Custom Property Files file location, and it was incorrectly directing to a non-existing Solidworks 2014 folder. (Side note, after reading the above with this very old misconfigured file location, I'm amazed that this is the first time the problem arose; add one more point on my upgrade checklist.) However, correcting this to the \Solidworks 2018\.. location did not allow the part's custom properties to be edited.
I also tried opening it on my installation (checking my own File Locations in the process, which were correct) and got the same results.
Here's what was wrong that also caused this un-interactive behavior in custom properties:
This part was downloaded from vendor as a STEP file, into user's local Documents .. 3D stuff location.
User imported the STEP file into SWx as a Part, and saved the SLDPRT file to shared network location of Design Library.
(This following handling of an imported feature is new to me coming from 2016 to 2018 as I had learned before.)
When I opened the file, I checked File > Find References. It only pointed to the Library.
When I RMB'd the imported feature, I clicked External References, which pointed back to the STEP file located on his local file location which is not available to me. I attempted to Break All in the External References dialog box, resulting in a pseudo-error message that says, no this can't be done, and to Dissolve this Feature instead to break reference. OK!
RMB the imported feature, Dissolve Feature. Now it no longer appears as a linked part icon, but rather as an Imported Object body icon which looks like a cube with an embossed circle on it.
Now it has fully functional custom properties.
Same observable issue, different cause, different solution. Yay for sharing. I have no problem to solve now. I hope your problems are solved also.
This could be due to fact that you have 3DInterConnect on. Disable that and check again without doing the workaround to dissolve.
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