Fifi Riri

Batch Custom Properties Program

Discussion created by Fifi Riri on Feb 23, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2020 by Todd Bennett

Here is a stand-alone application to display and edit the custom properties and configuration custom properties of a list of files.

As of version 0.25, it can run in 2 modes: Fast and Slow

 

The Fast mode uses SolidWorks Document Manager library to avoid opening each files and speeding up the process.

If you don’t have one yet, follow this link to request your SwDocManager license key (it's free):

https://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2017/04/solidworks-document-manager-api-key/

Then place it in the text file that will be created in the same folder as the program.

 

The Slow mode uses SolidWorks to open each files to get or set the custom properties.

It's more like a test mode, to see how the application works while waiting for the SwDocManager license key.

It should work like the Fast mode, albeit with all the issues of opening files with SolidWorks.

 

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Functions:

- change a custom property value in a file by editing its cell

- change a custom property value in all the files by defining the column’s rule, then apply it by right-clicking the column header

- add or remove a custom property by right-clicking the column header

- save the columns’ name and rules for next use

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Message was edited on the 16/11/2019 - Version 0.28:

 - Fix bug where some custom properties couldn't be updated if the rows where re-ordered

 - Fix bug where pasting in multiple columns wouldn't work if the columns where re-ordered

Message was edited on the 23/01/2020 - Version 0.29:

 - Add text box to highlight rows

 - Add buttons to export/import a spreadsheet

 - Add option to delete all properties except the saved ones

 - Add option to create blank saved properties

Message was edited on the 18/03/2020 - Version 0.30:

 - Update Progress bar when applying rules

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