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Export Custom Properties - SOLIDWORKS PowerPack

The Export Custom Properties Generation Task will export a text document with any custom properties used in the part. The text document will be formated Name, Value and Default


Property NameDescription
(Name)The unique name for this task.
File ExtensionThe extension of the text file (For example, txt, tab, csv etc). .txt will be used if left blank.
FolderThe folder that the new text file will be placed in (Leave blank to use the same folder as the model).
OverwriteTRUE to overwrite the file if it exists, FALSE to leave the original.
Text FileThe file name of the text file (Leave blank to use the model file name).
Include Configuration PropertiesTRUE to include values from all Configurations, FALSE to only export the main custom properties.


When this task is added the properties are Dynamic by default.
See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
File ExtensionResult123.txtLeaving this blank will automatically select .txt format.
File Extension"csv"Result123.csvThis will produce an Excel document.
Folder"C:\My Documents\Specifications\TextFiles"C:\My Documents\Specifications\TextFilesThis is the location of the folder where you wish to store the newly created text files. If this is left blank the same folder as the model will be used.
OverWriteTRUETRUEThis will replace an already existing file if matches
OverWriteFALSEFALSEThis will leave the original file if it already existing file.
Text file"PartTextFile123"PartTextFile123This will be the Name given to the text file when it is created.
Include Configuration PropertiesTRUETRUEThis will include values from all configurations
Include Configuration PropertiesFALSEFALSEFALSE will only export the main custom properties

Generation Sequence

This Task can be added to SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies in the following Generation Sequence(s):

  • Pre Drive (will be run before the Main Drive Sequence)
  • Post Drive (will be run after the Main Drive Sequence)