Creating Configurations with a Design Table
A design table allows you to build multiple configurations of parts or assemblies by specifying parameters in an embedded Microsoft Excel worksheet.
The design table is saved in the model document and is not linked to the original Excel file. Changes you make in the model are not reflected in the original Excel file. However, you can link the model document to the Excel file if you wish.
To use design tables, you must have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer.
Parts. You can control the following items in a part design table:
dimensions and suppression state of features, size of Hole Wizard holes
configuration properties, including part number in a bill of materials, derived configurations, equations, sketch relations, comments, and custom properties
Assemblies. You can control the following parameters in an assembly design table:
components – suppression state, referenced configuration, fixed or floating position
assembly features – dimensions, suppression state, size of Hole Wizard holes
mates – dimensions of distance and angle mates, suppression state
configuration properties – part number and display in a bill of materials (when used as a sub-assembly), derived configurations, equations, sketch relations, comments, custom properties, display states