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Custom property on drawing: "if empty"

Question asked by Samuel Leith on Nov 22, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 26, 2012 by Glenn Schroeder

Hello,

I'm wondering, is there a way to use "if empty" on solidworks custom properties?

 

I ask because, for example, we have a custom property names "Treatment".

If I design a part that does not need any treatment, then on the drawing, the box in the title block simlpy shows:

 

Treatment:

 

Essentially, it's just blank, and I find this ambiguous. I would like it to display

 

Treatment: -

 

or

 

Treatment: n/a

 

Then of course if there is a treatment specified, it would display:

 

Treatment: 48-50 HRC

 

or whatever the treatment is.

 

I thought of 2 ways of doing this:

 

1) Use a "If empty" type equation on the drawing sheet format. I've never heard of such a functionality, so I don't know how feasible this is.

 

2) Set the default value for Treatment property to be "n/a", however I don't see any ways of setting a default value in the Custom Property Tab Builder.

 

Any insights on how to implement either of these solutions would be great.

 

Thanks.

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