Is there a way to access/change the custom properties (that can be viewed by right-clicking the file in windows explorer) without acutally opening it using VB.net?
Yes, if you RC on any part or assembly file in windows explorer hit properties then select the custom tab.
and you can view and edit the properties.
I knew this once, but currently I'm unable to see the "Custom" tab through Win-explorer. Why?
I would like to know how can I modify a lot of properties of many solidworks parts and assemblies without open the solidworks files.
I sad dsofile.dll but this application change properties one by one file.
Take a look at the SolidWorks Task Scheduler to assign the same Custom Property value to multiple files.
Take a look at SolidWorks Explorer to add/change Custom Properties on multiple files, one at a time.
Take a look at the SolidWorks Document Manager API in the API help. You can use it to change custom properties in SolidWorks files without having to open them in SolidWorks.
Thanks for tip.
I'm initiate my studies about VB programming. So, I'm looking for codes and materials about that.
Check out this thread.
It's very nice.
I found wich I needed.
Thanks for the tip, Wayne.
Task scheduler assign the same propriety value to many files. It's useful, but I would like to do like this:
create a file .csv from excel with all properties to create/change and a .exe file to make it.
Here's an example:
test2.sldprt;"SW-Mass";"SW-Material";010269;552532;Hex head cap screw M8x50;10/02/2010
A .exe file will find the specified solidworks files in your directory and sub-directories and apply these properties to custom tab.
does this allow changes to solidworks custom properties or MS office only?
Hi, sorry for my delay.
yes, I would like to change the properties of sw files.
I found this excel file in http://www.markkulehtola.net/wb/pages/solidworks/swxx-tools/older-stuff/swie.php
Thanks Markku. Great job.
Thanks for all.
Document manager API does this.
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