Solidworks uses the date settings of your Windows.
In other words, if you change the way your Windows portrays the date then it will automatically show it the way you want it to in Solidworks.
When altering the date settings (control panel time and date) you'll have to edit the short date notation. You can select one of the pre-selects or devise your own notation.
Hope this helps.
Have a nice one.
Thanks for the reply! It worked but the settings for the date format in Windows 7 are found under Control Panel->Region and Language. Then you can create a custom format under the Additional Settings button in the date tab.
The main thing is that I put you on the right track.
Never the less I do apologize for the mix-up about what the control panel is called. I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was called in the English version of windows 7.