Inserting a Blank Design Table

You can select Blank in the Design Table PropertyManager to insert an empty design table.

To insert a blank design table:

  1. In a part or assembly document, click Design Table (Tools toolbar) or Insert > Tables > Design Table.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Source, click Blank.
  3. Set the Edit Control settings and Options, as desired.
  4. Click .
    Depending on the settings you selected, a dialog box may appear that asks which dimensions or parameters you want to add.

    An embedded worksheet appears in the window, and the SOLIDWORKS toolbars are replaced with Excel toolbars.

    Cell A1 identifies the worksheet as Design Table for: model_name. Cell A3 contains the default name for the first new configuration, First Instance.

  5. In row 2, type the parameters that you want to control. Leave cell A2 blank. Notice that cell B2 is active.
    You can also enter parameters by double-clicking the feature or dimension in the graphics area or in the FeatureManager design tree. When you double-click a feature or dimension, its associated value appears in the Default row.
  6. In column A (cells A3, A4, and so on), type the names of the configurations that you want to create. The names can include numerics, but must not include the forward slash (/) or at (@) characters.
    You can change the configuration name in cell A3 (Default) if you want.
  7. Type the parameter values in the worksheet cells.
  8. When you finish adding information to the worksheet, click outside the table to close it.
    A message lists the configurations that were created.
  9. Click OK.
    The design table is inserted in the model, and Design Table appears in the FeatureManager design tree.