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Summary of Design Table Parameters

  • When you use design tables in the SOLIDWORKS software, it is important to format the tables properly.
  • The parameter syntax (header cells) are not case sensitive.

Parts only

  Parameter Syntax

(header cell)

Legal Values

(body cell)

Default if Value is Left Blank
menu_properties.gif $configuration@part_name  
    configuration name not evaluated
menu_properties.gif $configuration@feature_name  
    configuration name not evaluated
menu_properties.gif $library:material@part_name

$library:material@body_name@part_name

 
    library name and material name from the Materials dialog box the current material at the time the configuration is created

Parts and Assemblies

  Parameter Syntax

(header cell)

Legal Values

(body cell)

Default if Value is Left Blank
menu_properties.gif $comment any text string empty
menu_properties.gif $description any text string configuration name
menu_properties.gif $partnumber any text string configuration name
menu_properties.gif $state@feature_name  
    Suppressed, S; Unsuppressed, U Unsuppressed
menu_properties.gif $state@sketch_name  
    Suppressed, S; Unsuppressed, U Unsuppressed
menu_properties.gif dimension@feature_name  
    any legal decimal value for the dimension not evaluated
menu_properties.gif dimension@sketch_name  
    any legal decimal value for the dimension not evaluated
menu_properties.gif $hw-size any value listed in Size in the Hole Wizard PropertyManager smallest hole size available
menu_properties.gif $parent parent configuration name property is undefined
menu_properties.gif $prp@property any text string property is undefined
Equations in Configurations $state@equation_number@equations  
    Suppressed, S; Unsuppressed, U Unsuppressed
menu_properties.gif $state@lighting_name  
    Suppressed, S, 1; Unsuppressed, U, 0 Unsuppressed
menu_properties.gif $state@sketch_relation@sketch_name  
    Suppressed, S; Unsuppressed, U Unsuppressed
menu_properties.gif $user_notes Suppressed, S; Unsuppressed, U not evaluated
menu_properties.gif $color 32-bit integer specifying RGB (red, green, blue) color zero (black)
menu_properties.gif $sw-mass any legal decimal value for the mass The calculated value of mass in the Mass Properties dialog box.
menu_properties.gif $sw-cog any legal decimal value for the coordinates of the center of mass, in the format x, y, z The calculated value of mass in the Mass Properties dialog box.
menu_properties.gif $tolerance@dimension_name  
    See Tolerances in Configurations. NONE, or for a derived configuration, the tolerance value of its parent.

Assemblies only

  Parameter Syntax

(header cell)

Legal Values

(body cell)

Default if Value is Left Blank
menu_properties.gif $displaystate display state name For new configurations, Display State-1. For existing configurations, the name of that configuration's most recently active display state.
menu_properties.gif $fixed Yes (or Y) for fixed; No (or N) for not fixed (floating) Not fixed (floating)
menu_properties.gif $state@component_name<instance>  
    Resolved, R; Suppressed, S Resolved
menu_properties.gif $configuration@component_name<instance>  
    configuration name The name of the configuration that is active when you create the cell.
If the component uses a derived configuration, and the value is left blank, the configuration used is linked to its parent.
menu_properties.gif $never_expand_in_BOM Yes (never expand); No (allow to expand) No

Obsolete parameters

  Parameter Syntax

(header cell)

Legal Values

(body cell)

Default if Value is Left Blank
menu_properties.gif $show@component_name<instance> $SHOW is obsolete.  


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