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Property Tab Builder

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What is a Property Tab Builder:

Property Tab Builder is a stand-alone utility used to create a customised interface for entering properties into SolidWorks files.

The tabs you create with Property Tab Builder appear in the SolidWorks interface on the Custom Properties tab in the Task Pane. You can create different tab templates for parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Easy to start with Property Tab Builder:

It is available in,

Start menu, click All Programs ->SolidWorks Version ->SolidWorks Tools -> Property Tab Builder.

How to play around with Property Tab Builder:

At once you open the Tool,

  1. In the centre pane, click inside the group box to select it.
    The pane on the right is ready to accept attributes for the group box.
  2. In the right pane, set attributes for the group box.
  3. Drag other elements from the palette on the left, and set attributes for those elements in the pane on the right.
Note:
  • Place multiple group boxes at the page level. You cannot place group boxes inside other group boxes.
  • Place all other elements only inside group boxes.
  • Drag elements to reposition them within a group box or to move them into a different group box (Textbox, List, Checkbox, Radio).
  • Delete elements by right-clicking them and selecting Delete.

Creation of Properties:

  • If you want to add a material property,
  • Drag a Textbox
  • Enter the values in Control Attributes Tab
  • You can link this material with the part model,
  • Drop-Down the value tab, set it to SW-Material
  • So, Whenever you assign a material to the part, the material property in File ->Properties gets updated
  • Click Save give a name & save it in the desired location
  • For part, the property template is .prtprp
  • For assembly, the property template is .asmprp
  • For Drawings, the property template is .drwprp
  • Now open SolidWorks
  • On the right side of the Graphics area, find the Custom Property Tab,
  • The template which has been saved in the Property Tab Builder opens up.
  • Enter the part number
  • Select other values as entered in template and select apply
  • Now custom properties are applied to the part file.
  • To cross-check,
  • Goto ->File -> Properties ->Custom

 

Applying Properties:

  • Open SolidWorks
  • On the right side of the Graphics area, find the Custom Property Tab
  • The template which has been saved in the Property Tab Builder opens up.
  • Select the values as entered in template and select apply
  • Now custom properties are applied to the part file.
  • To check with,
    Goto ->File -> Properties ->Custom

 

# Tip: How to bend Spring bend using SolidWorks

  1. At once you’ve created a spring, using Sweep & helix/spiral
  2. Goto Insert Features ->Flex
  3. In the Flex Property Manager, Select the body from the graphics area.
  4. Under Flex Import ->Select Bending Option, Specify the angle

Here We Go!

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