CustomTools

Focus on Real Design. Automate the Rest. CustomTools offers a suite of time saving tools fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS that will help enhance your creativity and productivity.

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Overview 

CustomTools, an exclusive offering from Hawk Ridge Systems, is a feature-packed SOLIDWORKS® add-in to help you automate repetitive tasks. CustomTools delivers a number of automation tools used in your daily routines, including Advanced Custom Property Management, Auto File Naming, and Multi-printer/ Multi-size Batch Printing. CustomTools will enable all levels of SOLIDWORKS users to get more out of their designs.

Available in two versions to meet your specific design requirements, CustomTools has an entry level bundle which addresses the most commonly used routines, as well as an advanced version with CustomTools Professional.

Featured Solutions

Batch Printing & Conversion

ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS:
  • Done manually & Very limited functionalities
  • Extremely time consuming
  • Files can easily be forgotten
SOLUTION in CustomTools:
  • 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

Custom Properties Pane

ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS:
  • Limited functionalities in the Tab Builder and EPDM data card
  • Lack of data consistency
  • Offers the very basics
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)
  • Avoid unnecessary typing through automation
 

Project Management

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:
  • 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
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CustomTools Capabilities

Custom Property Management

Easily customize your SOLIDWORKS drawing template. Define your properties with consistency. Avoid unnecessary typing through automation.

Copy & Rename Assembly

Easily reuse existing data design. Keep the folder structure under the main assembly. Rename your files based on your own naming convention.
 

Printing & Conversion

Drawings are always printed with right settings. All drawings related to the assembly are printed. Fully automate the printing of your SOLIDWORKS files.

Generate Excel Reports

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.
 

ERP Link

Eliminates unnecessary typing. Integrate your design to the production. Eliminate data entry errors. Fully customizable for your special needs.

Copy & Rename Assemblies

Easily reuse existing data design. Keep the folder structure under the main assembly. Rename your files based on your own naming convention.
 

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. Manage cut-list item custom properties.