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Custom Property Mapping CustomWorks/Custom Tools Etc.

Question asked by Joseph Ankers on Sep 21, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 27, 2010 by Joseph Ankers

Firstly I was not sure where to put this - Could do with a "custom property" tab in "add In" or something?

 

Im new to solid works customisation. Im currently Looking into some Custom property mapping for a Small company. We have a ERP/MRP System but with a difficult to use database.

 

I cant help but feel i can get the result i want using custom property manager and clever use of the tools already available rather then  paying for customwork or custom tools, however these do seem to give me what i need.

 

Basically I need a open database that is easy to use with properties easily accessible.

 

I need to be able to manage standard solidworks propertys such as

 

Author

Number

Description

Revision

Material

etc

 

Also Properties Driven by the model

 

i.e.

 

selected Lengths

Selected Surface area

 

(which looks possible on Customworks here : http://www.cadworkssoftware.com/modules/system/stdreq.aspx?P=164&VID=default&SID=188927136187836&S=1&A=closeall&C=26184 )

 

or is this limited to thickness etc?

 

So as far as i am under the impression Solid works Saves Its Custom property data within a "closed" database? is there anyway to make this accessible? Or is this difficult?

 

If it is What is the best program to use Customworks/custom tools any other suggestions?

 

 

 

Idealy i need this in a Tab/save format so that it is easy to populate for each model/assem but this might be asking to much!?

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