Introducing CustomPropertyWorker

Blog 10.9.2017 No Comments

Overview

CADSharp is pleased to present its first product offering: CustomPropertyWorker. CPW is an addin compatible with SolidWorks 2014 and later that will let you automate your work involving custom properties in a variety of powerful ways depending on whether you have the free or premium version.

Features Basic Premium
Create, update, and delete custom properties at the document and configuration level for any document type
Save properties and search settings for future use
Real-time reporting and error handling
Process active or open documents
Edit properties from the context of an assembly
Process all components in an assembly
Process all documents in any number of directories
COMING SOON: PDM support for check-in and check-out
COMING SOON: Task scheduling
Price
FREE
$99/3 mth or$299/yr

 

Requirements

CPW requires an active internet connection when it first loads (in order to check the license) and is compatible with SolidWorks 2014 and later.

Demonstration

Using Regular Expressions

A regular expression is a special text string for describing a search pattern. For example, if you’ve ever searched in Windows Explorer for “*.txt” in order to find all text files, then you’ve used regular expressions. The asterisk is a common example but barely the tip of the iceberg. To learn more about regular expressions and to test your regular expressions, visit here.

Editing component properties from within an assembly

CPW allow you edit component’s properties from within an assembly without having to open the document. Simply, select the component from the feature tree, right-click on the component and choose edit component properties.

Reserved Variables

CPW reserves special strings for the purpose of dynamically creating custom property names and values.

Special Sequence Evaluation
$$_Document_Title Processed document title. The document must be saved.
$$_Configuration_Name Processed configuration name.
Before you download

CPW requires the user to launch SOLIDWORKS with administrator privileges for the first time only. The add-in will attempt to copy some required resources to your SOLIDWORKS directory. Please make sure you can do this or contact your system administrator for support. This operation is required only once.

Download

Download CustomPropertyWorker x64

If you’re interested in upgrading to premium, click the “Upgrade to Premium” link at the bottom of the addin screen. (At the time of this writing, we have no finished implementing a shopping cart, so you will need to email us so we can manually send you an invoice and the premium license.)

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