I am trying to set up the custom properties for a part template. In my property tab builder I have all the entries set to text but when I open the template they are set to date. How can I change theses so that they are correct.
Welcome to the forum.
You have to open them up using this program.
Edit them through the tab builder editor.
Do you know where the files are located?
asmprp for assembly
prtprp for parts.
I know where the tab builder is and they are set to text but come up as date on the part template. It is like they are not reading them. I do have the file path set correctly, but I am not able to change them.
Ok, when you open up the file in the tab builder editor, the boxes that you are having the date
show up should be set here to text boxes.
I have those set correctly but it is like they are not being read by the part template when it opens up. These were all files that were originally set up by someone else and I am not sure what they have changed.
You said your pathing was correct in tools>options>system options>file locations>custom properties.
If all the pathing is correct try for grins, creating a brand new one form scratch in a brand new location.
It sounds like the one you have may be kind of corrupt.
Do you possibly have more then one tab builder file in this directory?
What tab builder file are we talking about by the way, part, assembly or drawing?
I too have had an issue similar to this and followed pretty much all the suggestionms posted here. At the bottom of the custom properties sidebar is a refresh button, be sure to refresh the item. In other cases I shut down SW and restarted. One time it was just that I never saved the new properties file I had created. DUH!
You can press the ol' F5 button to rebuild with the changes you've made in Property Tab Builder
Perhaps my mouse doesn't accept every click or my touch is changing, that's why I suggested the button. In my case it was because I had not saved the document to the correct location. It's a network install for other users as well as me. To add more confusion there is still the 2009 and 2010 installs!
Good morning Michael,
Attached is a copy of my Custom Properties, just save in the same folder as your Custom Properties and take a look.
Thanks for posting your props! Much deeper than mine and I did pick up one trick, multiple sections. Thanks!
I have finally solved the problems I was having. Many thanks to all your suggestions. They started me down the right paths. I had to recreated the file. It was somehow corrupted.
Kind of what I was thinking in my last posting. It just wasn't adding up.
Glad you got it resolved.
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