Print all the drawings related to an assembly at once. Always print to the right size, printer and orientation.
Convert all the drawings/parts/assemblies related to an assembly in multiple file formats at once.
|Batch print/convert drawings and models||x||x|
|Define print settings per sheet format or paper size||x||x|
|Convert to multiple formats at the same time||x||x|
|25 file formats available||x||x|
|Define file naming and storing rules||x||x|
|Merge assembly drawings into one PDF||x||x|
|Insert BOM quantities||x||x|
|Manage print order||x||x|
|Print-time custom properties||x||x|
|Reload or change sheet formats||x||x|
|Manage layers visibility||x||x|
|Filter based on property value||x||x|
|Write properties at run-time||x|
|Insert bend sheet||x|
|Translate properties and title blocks||x|
|Import Solid Edge models to SOLIDWORKS files||x|
|Convert Solid Edge drawings to PDF/DXF/DWG||x|
|Run cutting profile task||x|
|Run bend sheet task||x|
|Run rebuild task||x|
To print or convert in SOLIDWORKS you have to open each file individually which can be extremely time consuming and prone to mistakes.
Printing and file conversion are fully automated, as they are managed via pre-defined settings. Multiple tasks can be combined into a single operation to process all files belonging to a BOM
|Property pane for cut list items||x||x|
|Write additional cut list properties||x||x|
|Auto-create DXF drawing sheet||x|
|Auto-create DXF from parts||x|
|Auto-create DXF for multi-body parts||x|
|Merge DXF based on material & thickness||x|
|Insert customized property notes in DXF/DWG||x|
|Insert bend lines in flatten view||x|
|Show only silhouette edges (DXF cleaning)||x|
Creating DXF files, even from a single SOLIDWORKS file, requires typically multiple steps. To manage cut list items properties you are limited to very basic user interface and functionalities.
Creating DXF from all types of sheet metal parts in your assemblies is now just a few clicks away. CUSTOMTOOLS offers a fully integrated and extended property pane to manage your cut list items.
|Generate custom Excel reports||x|
|Generate custom BOM listing||x|
|Insert SOLIDWORKS attributes and custom property values||x|
|Insert preview image||x|
|Run file conversion rules||x|
|Insert link to converted files (req. CT Apps)||x|
|Bi-Directional Excel report (req. CT Apps)||x|
In SOLIDWORKS you are limited to saving current BOM view to a basic report. Often to fulfill company standards those reports needs to be manually formatted.
Based on pre-defined Excel templates you can effortlessly produce reports ready to be published with embedded preview image, accumulated quantities and much more. Further extend reports with data from your ERP.
|Link dimensions, mass and material||x||x|
|Combine custom properties||x||x|
|Hierarchical dropdown list||x||x|
|Manage properties based on configuration||x||x|
|Propagate property values to models and drawings||x||x|
|Pre-defined note templates with custom properties||x||x|
|Customize sheet formats with custom properties||x||x|
|Insert tooltips for properties||x||x|
|Copy cut list item property as model/drawing property||x|
|Copy model property as drawing property||x|
|Bounding box for parts and assemblies||x|
|Insert coordinates points in drawing||x|
The SOLIDWORKS Tab Builder offers entry level tools to manage your custom properties, good enough for basic usage. Furthermore, the usage of the bounding box is limited to cut list items only.
This core functionality of CUSTOMTOOLS extends SOLIDWORKS property management by allowing you to define properties with consistency and ensuring that all needed properties are always filled properly.
|Define file naming rules||x||x|
|Shared sequences between users||x||x|
|Part and assembly specific naming||x||x|
|Combine custom properties||x||x|
|Generate sequence based on property value||x||x|
|Load default custom property values||x||x|
|Project specific sequencing||x|
|Auto-save to project folder||x|
|Define projects and sub-projects||x|
You need to be consistent in naming your files to avoid duplicate names. To guarantee this, you need to use a running number shared between designers. In addition, you need to determine the right save location.
File naming can fully be automated so that sequence numbers are automatically shared between the different users and files are always saved to the right location per selected project.
|Live ERP search in property pane||x|
|Link ERP data to properties||x|
|Export BOM to ERP (req. customization)||x|
|Automate the creation of new items in ERP (req. customization)||x|
|Export BOM to XML, HTML, CSV, TXT||x|
|Export preview image||x|
To work with ERP and SOLIDWORKS you need to jump between applications constantly. In addition, exchanging data is a complete manual and error prone process, requiring knowledge in ERP.
ERP is fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS. You can fill custom properties in SOLIDWORKS by using information available in ERP eventually enabling you to create and update items and item BOMs in ERP.
|Search files based on custom property values||x||x|
|Drag & drop from search results||x||x|
|Configurable search pane||x||x|
|Support configuration specific drawings||x||x|
|Search based on BOM part number||x||x|
|Identify all drawings made for a model||x||x|
|Locate a file in Windows Explorer||x||x|
It is critical to be able to search for existing files efficiently in order to avoid making duplicate models and to identify or locate them. Furthermore, to find a drawing you have to name it after its model.
All files are indexed, enabling you to quickly search or locate them afterwards based on project or properties. Drawing name can differ from its model, allowing you to create configuration specific drawings.
|Locate where a model is being used||x||x|
|Updating file references on rename||x||x|
|Updating file references on copy||x|
|Copy referenced drawings||x|
|Copy and rename assemblies||x|
|Move and rename assemblies||x|
|Exclude Design Library files||x|
|Keep folder structure under the main assembly||x|
|Modify properties and update drawings with changes||x|
|Define destination folder for Models/Drawings||x|
To safely modify an existing model, you must identify where it is being used. To copy assemblies, you need to control file naming and update properties. When you copy a model, there is not an easy way to reuse existing drawing.
Having files indexed, allows you to verify where parts are used and automatically copy drawings along with its model. When copying assemblies, you can apply your own file naming rules and update properties accordingly.
Export design data to the cloud and share them with your contractors.
(Cloud connected is feature of CUSTOMTOOLS Professional -edition)
CT PUBLISHER focuses on a user-centered approach to granting access to your product data. The platform allows your customers to visually navigate within their products to find and order the right spare part or access technical documentation. Re-use your existing SOLIDWORKS designs and create views with SOLIDWORKS Composer and upload it to the web with just a few clicks.
(CT PUBLISHER is a stand-alone solution, not part of CUSTOMTOOLS)
|Enable browsing of interactive product models on the web portal||x||x|
|Distribute Product Documentation||x||x|
|Sell your Spare Parts in a webshop||x||x|
|Theme the web portal and shop according to your company brand, and localise it to multiple different languages||x||x|
|Prepare standard reports||x||x|
|Get access to Web API (for the integration of third party systems)||x||x|
|End-customer accounts supported||100||unlimited|
|Customised web layouts upon request||x|
|Connection to your existing ERP system for data exchange, for example for pulling in spare part pricing information||x|
|Custom features for the web portal and -shop upon request||x|
|Web hosting service||x|
|Export the product structure to the cloud platform||x|
|Run file conversion rules||x|
|Insert attributes and custom property values||x|
|Insert links to converted files||x|
To share documents and metadata with your subcontractors or suppliers, companies use email, USB keys or cloud storage services (Dropbox, OneDrive).
Easily publish the structure of your products on the cloud platform and share those data with specific subcontractors. Automatic notifications can be sent when a new package is published or downloaded.
CT PUBLISHER focuses on a user-centred approach to granting access to your product data. The platform allows your customers to visually navigate within their products to find and order the right spare part or access technical documentation.
Utilise your production files in the user-friendly webshop to make the spare part ordering as easy as possible.
Spare part prices and stock information can be retrieved and refreshed directly from the ERP system.
"We actively use CT PUBLISHER as an after-sales platform for our customers.
They can find all relevant maintenance-related documentation and information, and they can purchase the spare parts they need from a user-friendly, secure web portal.
This saves us and our customers a lot of time and adds much value to our products."