From the 100's of installs of Windchill I have performed, one thing that has always bugged me was constantly browsing to many different property files to check the values of specific properties. I have created my very own tool to make life much easier. Introducing the Property Checker!
Let me first say that yes, you could leave tabs open in Notepad ++ and have it auto-refresh but this doesn't always work and properties sometimes wouldn't allow propagation while these files were open. This tool makes it much easier to just one click and view the current values of properties.
I have built and tested this on the latest Windchill PDMLink 11.0 F000 CPS03. All you have to do is change the wt_home variable to match your setup, add any additional properties you would like checked and run. See the code below for comments on how it works.
In case it is not obvious, this is a batch script so create a new file in notepad and save with the extension "Property_Checker.bat". Copy and paste this code into that file and run by double clicking the file saved on your computer.