I'll start by saying that I'm pretty familiar with solidworks custom props.
I'm revamping our formats, and I wasn't the original author.
In the "date" space, they've been using the "SW-Short Date" property. This does the job in the short term, but as someone pointed out last week, it changes every time the drawing is edited.
So, a two-year old drawing will then show today's date in the title block instead of the original date, which isn't desirable.
There are other date props inherent in solidworks, but they are all in the long format and there's no room for this.
Ideally, I'd like this date to either be driven off the model by a short form of the "date of creation", or to have it pop in the date the drawing is created and then retain this date indefinately.
One of the old timers swears it used to work this way but unless this property is hidden I think he must be mistaken.
Anyone know of an automagic way of making this happen?
If not I'm going to create a "DATE" property and just link to this.
Any other suggestions?