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Design Table PropertyManager

Select design table settings when you insert a design table.

To insert a design table:

  1. In a part or assembly document, click Design Table on the Tools toolbar, or click Insert, Design Table.

  2. Specify the properties below, then click OK .


  • Blank. Inserts a blank design table where you fill in the parameters.

  • Auto-create. Automatically creates a new design table, and loads all configured parameters and their associated values from a part or assembly.

  • From file. References a Microsoft Excel table. Click Browse to locate the table.

    • Link to file. Links the Excel table to the model. When a design table is linked, any changes you make to the table outside of SolidWorks are reflected in the table within the SolidWorks model, and vice versa.

Edit Control

  • Allow model edits to update the design table. If you change the model, the changes are updated in the design table.

  • Block model edits that would update the design table. You are not allowed to change the model, if these changes would update the design table.


Add new rows/columns in the design table for:

  • New parameters. Adds  a new column to the design table if you add a new parameter to the model.

  • New configurations. Adds a new row to the design table if you add a new configuration to the model.

  • Warn when updating design table. Warns you that the design table will change based on the parameters you updated in the model.

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