This is the last SOLIDWORKS PDM blog in a three part series. The first posting (Part I) laid the groundwork for understanding different types of SOLIDWORKS drawing file property links ($PRP, $PRPSHEET, $PRPMODEL, and $PRPVIEW). Part I was written with the notion it would benefit both SOLIDWORKS users and SOLIDWORKS PDM administrators. The second blog article provided instructions on how to link property values from the SOLIDWORKS model to the controls on the drawing file data card. The main audience for this topic was for SOLIDWORKS PDM administrators only.
The information below details how to insert SOLIDWORKS system defined properties (SW-File Name, SW-Author, etc.) to the associated file data card within SOLIDWORKS PDM. Again, this posting is mainly directed towards SOLIDWORKS PDM administrators. Like the second blog, the details contained within apply only to clients with SOLIDWORKS PDM CAD Editor License type. This requirement is reinforced below under “Exercise” section.