How can you add a custom property to a column in the BOM table in a drawing, when it's NOT listed in the drop-down menu?
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You must add property to the part file for which you are making the drawing.
Go to file,>properties and add a property of your choice there
Then you go to your drawing and insert the BOM and look for the same property
Is the custom property in your Assembly file or in your part files? Assembly custom properties are not presented as a choice in the BOM drop down list.
The custom properties are in both. I added them by modifying the properties.txt files located in:
C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2011\lang\english (Running SolidWorks 2011 SP5 on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit)
Thank yuo for your wise counsel. My problem is quite similar. The custom property is reliably recovered from the top-down assembly I created but is not showing up on the Custom Properties drop down list when I create the BOM and attempt to insert it. Could you be more specific on how you modified the text to acconplish a solution? Thanks.
Simarjit, one of the files referenced in the bom has to reference the custom property that you want to use in order for you to create the column. However, once you have created it, you don't need the property to be in the model any longer. You can therefore create a dummy part in your assembly, set up your table and then discard the dummy part.
You can then save the table as a bom template so that you don't have to add this property in the future.
Thanks for all your help guys!
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