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Inserting the Microsoft Excel File

You select From file in the Design Table PropertyManager to insert a Microsoft Excel file as a design table.

  1. In a part or assembly document, click Design Table (Tools toolbar) or Insert > Design Table.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Source, select From file, then click Browse to locate the Excel file.
  3. Optionally, select Link to file, which links the table to the model.

    If you update a linked design table in Microsoft Excel, then open the SolidWorks model, you can choose to update either:
    • the model with the design table values
    • the design table with the model values
    You can set the update options in Tools > Options > System Options > External References. Set Update out-of-date linked design tables to to Prompt, Model, or Excel File.

  4. Set the Edit Control settings and Options, as desired.
  5. Click .

    The worksheet appears in the model document, and the Excel menus and toolbars replace the SolidWorks menus and toolbars.

  6. Edit the design table if necessary. When you finish editing, click anywhere outside the table to close it.

    A message indicates the names of any new configurations that were generated by the design table, and the SolidWorks menus and toolbars reappear.

    Design Table appears in the ConfigurationManager . Double-click the configuration name, or right-click the configuration name and select Show Configuration.

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