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CustomTools Professional

CustomTools Professional
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CustomTools Professional:

Generate Excel Report

ISSUE FACED in SolidWorks:

  • Limited functionality to generate Excel reports in SolidWorks or EPDM

  • Extremely time consuming method

  • Mistakes occur easily

  • For all those reasons, companies do not want to take them into use


SOLUTION in CustomTools:

  • Easily produce customized Excel report

  • Insert SolidWorks previews

  • Possibility to retrieve data from your ERP

  • Create drawing listings, BOM report, spare part list



  • Generate an Excel report with just 2 mouse clicks

  • Can serve many different use cases

  • Eliminate data entry errors

  • Fully customizable for your special needs











Custom Property Management

ISSUE FACED in SolidWorks:

  • Limited functionalities in the Tab Builder and EPDM data card

  • Lack of data consistency

  • Offers the very basics

  • Custom properties are an important part of your data management


SOLUTION in CustomTools:
  • Search documents based on property value

  • Numerous tool available to customize your property pane

  • Search and link data with an external data source (e.g. ERP)

  • Copy cut list item properties as drawing properties



  • Easily customize your SolidWorks drawing template

  • Add numerous functionalities to SolidWorks and EPDM

  • Define your properties with consistency

  • Avoid unnecessary typing through automation


ERP Link

ISSUE FACED in SolidWorks:

  • Not possible to link ERP items to SolidWorks models

  • Requires a lot of manual data typing

  • Time consuming

  • The same data is entered several times


SOLUTION in CustomTools:

  • Search and link item in your ERP with your SolidWorks model

  • Export your BOM directly to your ERP

  • Automate the creation of new items in your ERP

  • Supports most ERP systems

  • Business logic can be fully defined per customer's needs without need to tailor the product



  • Eliminate unnecessary typing

  • Integrate your design to the production

  • Eliminate data entry errors

  • Fully customizable for your special needs







Printing & Conversion

ISSUE FACED in SolidWorks:

  • Done manually

  • Extremely time consuming

  • Files can easily be forgotten

  • Very limited functionalities


SOLUTION in CustomTools:

  • Associate a sheet format with a printer, paper size & orientation

  • Supports multiple printers

  • Batch print assembly drawings in 5 clicks



  • Drawings are always printed with right settings

  • Save considerable amount of time

  • All drawings related to the assembly are printed

  • Fully automate the printing of your SolidWorks files






Copy & Rename Assemblies

ISSUE FACED in SolidWorks:

  • Very limited functionality available in the Pack & Go or Copy Tree

  • Parts from the design library are always copied

  • Limited file naming possibilities

  • Properties need to be updated manually


SOLUTION in CustomTools:

  • Use your own file naming rules

  • Modify and propagate custom property values

  • Exclude files from the design library

  • Update drawings with new property values



  • Easily reuse existing design data

  • Save time

  • Keep the folder structure under the main assembly

  • Rename your files based on your own naming convention







Project Tools

ISSUE FACED in SolidWorks:

  • No such tool available in SolidWorks / EPDM / WPDM

  • Defined by the user and managed manually

  • Folder and properties are defined manually

  • Time consuming


SOLUTION in CustomTools:

  • Name and save files based on project / sub-project

  • Define specific file naming rules based on the project

  • Assign default property value for part, assembly or drawing

  • Quickly select a project from the property pane



  • Documents are always saved to the right name and folder

  • Save and name files automatically without browsing for folder

  • Manage SolidWorks file references and properties based on project

  • Load default custom property value based on the project or user



Sheet Metal & Weldment Tools

  • Merge DXF / DWG based on the material / thickness

  • Automate the creation of DXF / DWG files from your parts or drawings

  • Copy properties of the cut list item as part/drawing custom properties

  • Cut list item is automatically updated on save operations

  • Supports multi-body parts

  • Automatically insert various custom properties to weldment cut list item

  • Automatically generate unique number for cut list items

  • Automatically insert sheet with flattened view without sheet format, 1:1 scaled and all annotations including dimensions and bend lines hidden

  • Manage cut list item custom properties


Bounding Box

  • Supports weldments, sheet metal, parts and assemblies

  • Updates automatically when 3D model geometry changes

  • Add bounding box properties such as dimensions to the file's custom properties

  • Possibility to define an offset

Open Drawings of 3D Model

  • Quickly locate all drawings made from a part or assembly

  • Manage drawings based on model configuration

  • The drawing names and folder can differ from referenced model

  • Select a part within your assembly to open its drawings

Advanced Search

  • Search SolidWorks files based on property value

  • Fully customizable search pane including free search

  • Search files within a specific project

  • Extremely valuable for Workgroup PDM and SolidWorks users


Where Used

  • Locate in which assemblies and drawings a part is being used

  • Extremely valuable for Workgroup PDM and SolidWorks users

  • Select a part within your assembly to locate where it is being used

  • Avoid costly mistakes caused by changes to models being used in many assemblies

Quickly Insert Notes

  • Create your own note group of custom properties

  • Insert customized notes in your merged DXF / DWG files

  • No need to type over and over the same notes

Open Folder

  • Locate files in Windows Explorer

  • Open the folder of the selected SolidWorks file

  • Access the file in one click

  • Useful for instance to change a Read-Only mode

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