For SOLIDWORKS drawings, you can map a variable to a custom property of the model that the drawing is based on instead of a custom property of the drawing so the property value of the model is copied into the drawing’s file card. When the drawing is saved in SOLIDWORKS, the linked properties are copied from the model and updated in the drawings file card. This example describes how to define a Description variable for .slddrw files to display the Description custom property of the model that the drawing is based on.
For this mapping to work, the following must be met:
To map the custom property of a model to the file card of a drawing:
When you create a SOLIDWORKS drawing from a part with the custom property Description, the value in the part’s Description property is copied to the Description field of the drawings file card.
About Jeff Jensen
Jeff is a Sr. Technical Support Engineer at GoEngineer and has been using SOLIDWORKS since 2004. He has earned a Bachelors in Design Engineering Technology from Weber State University and has used SOLIDWORKS for design and drafting in the aerospace, architectural and machine design industries.
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