2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2014 7:04 PM by Terry Raymond

    Custom property containing <$PRP:"..."> as a value is read only??

    Terry Raymond

      On my drawing template, I have a custom property with value $PRP:"Date"




      Sometimes I want to hide the date, so I blank the property, set it's value to " " (space).  This works fine when manually editing the custom properties inside Solidworks.


      However, when I try to get EPDM to blank that property, it does not work.  It blanks it in the datacard, but does not push the blank into the solidworks file.

      When I rebuild, the datacard updates to match the evaluated value of the custom property ("01 jan 01").

      Its like there is a safety built into EPDM to not overwrite any custom properties containing $PRP... =/


      Any ideas for how to blank this property with EPDM?  Thanks!



      Also -

      Curiously, if I used EPDM to set the property to $PRP:"Date", it shows just like that in the datacard.  And it can be overwritten by EPDM.

      But after solidworks rebuild the datacard updates to evaluate the $PRP..., and then EPDM can't overwrite it again.