The Custom Properties section provides the ability to capture and create custom properties which you want to drive in a part, assembly, or drawing.
To capture an existing custom property, check the check box next to the custom property's name.
To uncapture a custom property, uncheck the check box next to the custom property's name.
To create a new custom property and capture it in one step, type a name into the create text box at the bottom of the custom properties list, and click "Create"
Certain custom properties have special meaning in DriveWorks:
|DWColor (or DWColour)||For a part, building a rule for this custom property enables the model's color and illumination properties to be controlled.|
|DWMaterial||For a part, building a rule for this custom property enables the model's material to be controlled.|
|DWTexture||For a part, building a rule for this custom property enables the model's texture to be controlled.|
|DWMasterVersion||Allows a specific revision of the model or drawing to be used when using SOLIDWORKS PDM.
The result must be the SOLIDWORKS PDM revision number of the master model or drawing, for example:
The setting Ensure latest master models and drawings must not be checked for the above values to be honored.
DriveWorks Quick Tips
Custom properties allow you to control the custom properties within a part, assembly, or drawing. We can control anything from text to be displayed, to the colour of the part. Here, we control the colour of a chair, as well as the description and title on the drawing.
DriveWorks Quick Tips are a series of 1 minute videos, available on YouTube, that explain specific functionality. View all Quick Tips
Provide the ability to store meta-data within the model or drawing.