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Can no longer copy properties in SW 2017

Can no longer copy properties in SW 2017

Can no longer copy properties in SW 2017

Anyone else have this problem? I use this trick extensively. Select multiple rows in custom properties ctrl+c then paste them all into another part and edit as needed. No longer works since installing 2017!

RE: Can no longer copy properties in SW 2017

I use this trick as well. I just installed 2017 and was frustrated to find out I could no longer do this.

No idea how to fix yet myself; I'm still looking around!

RE: Can no longer copy properties in SW 2017

Have you contacted your VAR to find out if this is a known bug, regression or an intended change?

If not, I would start there.

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Gryphon Environmental


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RE: Can no longer copy properties in SW 2017


I just went from 15 to 17 sp1. Had I known this was an issue I would have waited for sure, until it was fixed. After hand entering several details worth of properties I tried to copy a longer more complicated property from one part to a word doc, then from the word doc to a different part file....IT WORKED! After using the one word doc prop, I added a few more just to have the major ones available to c-n-p. Then it hit me, lets try the entire list from a part, paste it into EXCEL, then from EXCEL to a different part and...........IT WORKED TOO!!!! So I now have a workaround that allows me to pull from one part file and paste into another part file by way of EXCEL. Not terrible and definitely not hand entry. Come on SP2!!! smile
My VAR said it should be fixed in SP2 but for now this works.

RE: Can no longer copy properties in SW 2017

Yes, I believe you could just use notepad as well. Another workaround is opening two instances of SW and switch w/out closing the property window in the other.

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