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Creating Part File Out of Toolbox

Tips and Tricks Nikesh 6 October 2021


Creating Part File Out of Toolbox

When you create a custom part by copying a toolbox part usually the part file is still managed by toolbox. Furthermore, you many want to have the ability to get revision control. This can be achieved using the sldsetdocprop.exe tool.

Steps:1 Go to your SOLIDWORKS install folder on your machine C:\program files\solidworks corp\solidworks\toolbox\data utilities\

data utilities

Step 2: Run the sldsetdocprop.exe file


Set Document Property


Step 3: Add files/ folders that you want to change

Step 4: By default, Property state is set to “Yes”, click Show Selected Property to view the status


Clicking Show Selected Property


Step5: Now, set Property State to “ No” and click “Update Status” and click “Show selected Property to check the status. Also in the Assembly file you will not see toolbox icon in the Feature Manager tree anymore.

Showing selected Property to check the status

Now, you should be able to Check in the part file into PDM vault like any other part.     

Checking in the part file into PDM vault

PDM vault


Nikesh Shrestha

Applications Engineer Central Innovation

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