Sneak Peek 2016: Expandable PropertyManager Input Boxes

Every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product, and last year, a new tradition was born here on the Blogs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a Sneak Peek at 15 new features here on the SOLIDWORKS Blog, and then we’ll be following them up with short, detailed videos on the functionality over on the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog beginning September 23rd. Until then, you can learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking the banner above and checking out the Launch Site.

Sneak Peek: Expandable PropertyManager Selection Lists

Expandable PropertyManager Input Boxes

When a PropertyManager contains an input box that lists selections, the list expands to show all selections. You can also drag the bottom of the list to control its size. Previously, input boxes showed only three lines. When there were any selections, you had to scroll to locate a specific selection. Now, if you create a fillet feature and need to select many edges, as you make selections, the list expands. Drag the handle or the bottom edge of the list to lengthen or shorten it. To return the list to its full size, right-click and click Autosize or double-click the handle or the bottom edge of the list. If you are adding selections using a PropertyManager that provides two list boxes, you can resize a list without losing focus on the active list. For example, if you are adding selections to one list and it is growing large, you can shrink an inactive list to provide more room and still continue to add selections to the first list without having to refocus on it.

If you want to see more of the 15 Features Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016 blog series, you can check in on the announcement post from August 3, 2015 where we will be updating and adding links to each of these posts as they go live. Thanks for reading!

Rachel Diane York

Rachel Diane York

Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS
I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS as well as presented at many user group events. In my spare time I enjoy: billiards, reading, and playing video games. Please feel free to reach out!
Rachel Diane York
Rachel Diane York