Design Table PropertyManager

Select design table settings when you insert a design table.

To open this PropertyManager:

In a part or assembly document, click Design Table (Tools toolbar) or Insert > Tables > Design Table.


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.


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.
Enable cell drop-down lists Allows cells to contain drop-down lists with multiple entries. When you enable drop-down lists, an arrow displays in each cell.