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Manually Add Parameters in a Design Table

When you use design tables in the SolidWorks software, it is important to format the tables properly.

To manually add certain types of parameters in a design table, with the appropriate worksheet cell active:

  • Dimensions. Double-click a dimension in the graphics area. (Make sure that the necessary dimensions are displayed before you open the design table.)

    The Dimension@Feature or Dimension@Sketch parameter is inserted in the cell.

  • Feature suppression. Double-click a face of the feature.

    The $STATE@Feature parameter is inserted in the cell.

  • Component suppression. Double-click a face of the component.

    The $STATE@component<instance> parameter is inserted in the cell.

As you continue to add parameters this way, the adjacent cell (C2, D2, and so on) is activated automatically. Each parameter is added to the header row, and the current value is displayed in row 3.

You can also use the Modify Configurations dialog box to configure the types of parameters listed above. Right-click an item and select Configure dimension, Configure feature, or Configure component. Then select Auto-create in the Design Table PropertyManager when you create the design table.


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