I have seen this column since 2018 but I can't work out (or find out) what it actually does.
The SW help on this says "It links custom properties to the base or parent part"
Can some one explain what this means and how to make use of it please?
I too have this question, plus:
It seems that parts created before 2018 do not have this column when opened in SW 2019.
Is there a way to turn it on?
I am using SW2019 SP5.0. Parts created here DO have this Link column.
My ultimate objective is to eliminate the "Linked to Parent Part" Value. As shown above, the values are blank so don't let that throw you - there are PLENTY more below. They are UNEDITABLE; that was an "enhancement" (grrr). It does not matter if in-context or out-of-context, the values are still locked.
I believe that having this Link Column available provides the option to de-link the Property, thus making it editable.
The source of these particular properties come from a Split part. The option to "Copy Custom Properties to new parts" is turned off, but they still come thru. The only workaround I can find is to recreate the split feature in SW2019 and save new split parts and totally recreate the models that use these split parts. (Not happening.)
I thought I saw a "switch" someplace to enable this Link column, like in the Document Properties, but I cannot find it now.
Does this link help you any?
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linked Custom Properties in Derived Parts
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