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Custom Property Tab Builder Problem: Method to select material and automatically update density?

Question asked by Adam Doerr on Mar 7, 2014

Using the Property Tab Builder, I'm trying to figure out how I can have the user select a material from a specific list I've created and have it automatically set the part's density to a corresponding value. We currently have a custom macro that was written a long time ago that has this ability, but I'm trying to do it within the Property Tab Builder. I can do it by using a custom Solidworks Materials library and using the SW-Material property as the user selection, but we still need the option to allow manual entry for oddball materials that come up from time to time. Using the SW-Material property seems to lock out any manual entry. I'm ok if manual entries do not update the density, but it would be nice if a manual density entry field could appear in the Property Tab Builder when manually entering a material.


Anyone have any ideas on how I can accomplish this?