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Does it hurt to set the toolbox type on custom fasteners?

Question asked by Peter Brinkhuis on Mar 27, 2020
Latest reply on Mar 30, 2020 by Peter Brinkhuis

I've spent 500 hours building a great fastener library. I'm using parts with a single configuration and they are not linked at all to the toolbox. The result is a very fast and robust set of files where you can even change the fastener type without the mate breaking. 

 

The files are just not that easy to identify because they are not marked as toolbox parts. I just found out that you can add that flag, but I also know that people have been trying to remove that flag for years.

2016 SOLIDWORKS API Help - ToolboxPartType Property (IModelDocExtension) 

 

So my question is: are there any disadvantages to setting this part as a toolbox part? Does SW or the toolbox go nuts when it doesn't understand this part? What will happen?

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