Editing property values works about how you’d expect editing a cell value in Excel to work. To append text to the end of the current value, press F2 to start editing. To replace the text in the current cell, you can start typing and the cell will enter edit mode and clear the current value. When you are done, press Tab to save the edit and move to the column to the right of the current cell, or press Enter to save the edit and move to the row below the current cell. Bommer updates the associated custom property or SOLIDWORKS data as soon as the edit is saved.
To abort the edit, press Escape; when an edit is aborted, the custom property or SOLIDWORKS data associated with the cell is not changed.
Bommer supports editing different types of values, e.g. text, true/false, and multiple-choice sets of values. Editing the cells is similar for each type of value, with the following notes:
- Text values support autocomplete with values from other cells in the column you are currently in.
- True/false values show up as checkboxes and can be toggled with the Space bar
- Multiple choice values have a button to expand the dropdown menu, and can be configured to allow values outside of the predefined set of multiple-choice options. When editing a multiple choice value, you can type to find the value, or use arrow keys to select a value from the list, or click on the value with your mouse to select it.
To delete values from the cell(s), press the delete button.
Edits will be applied to all selected cells. If you are editing multiple cells, pay attention to the “current cell”, which will have a dotted line border and will likely be the last cell you selected. This is the cell that will be edited first; if it is a multiple choice value, you will see that cells possible values; similarly, for text values you will see that cell’s autocomplete options. See the example below. In this example, all cells with a specific value are selected (using Alt-Ctrl-Shift-O); then, the originating cell is edited and that change applies to all selected cells.
To undo an editing operation, press Ctrl-Z. To redo an editing operation, press Shift-Ctrl-Z.