Good morning John! I understand it's just a Word Doc and you can save a new template more to your liking. I park stuff there such as vendor emails and test results. Sometimes I use it as 'notepad' for future updates.
Thanks Bernie - yes I know it's a word doc, however we are considering changing some of our documentation process and I have a lot of information in the Custom Properties, which some of those notes, instructions etc are what I would like to put in the Design Journal, but when I looked at adding custom properties it didn't pull up the same dialog box. There is very little info in the help or on the forum.
I didn't want to mess with the temp file or temp file location till I know a little more than what I do now
I am currently looking into changing our documentation myself. You probably have come across this already but here is one thing I found ref custom properties:
SolidWorks 2006 Network
possible to insert file properties other than file name, material and
description in the Design Journal?
possible to insert other document custom properties in the Design Journal.
for example the user wants to display the part number instead of the File Name
follow these steps:
1. open the Design journal and right click on the field
showing the file name
2. select Edit Field and click on Part Number in the
Field property list
See the attached part.
Note that the Design Journal
template (that is located in <SolidWorks installation
directory>\lang\english) can be customized.
I just got off the phone with our VAR and we did a few scenarios that I'll post later, I want to get our layout together and try a few different things yet....
A late update on the Design Journal -
Open up the Design Journal and go to Insert/Quick Parts/Field/DocProperty/Field properties...
In our "New" products we try to keep track of all the changes with additional notes and I have them linked directly to the Design Journal - works pretty good when establishing history of why and who etc...