Design Table Help

I need some help working with design tables. I'm trying to create one part
file that has numerous configurations of a tube. The tube varies in ID, OD,
and Length. This is easy to set up in a design table. My problem is that
the various configurations have different tolerances. My AutoCAD drawing of
this part shows the various sizes in a table with six columns:
ID | ID Tolerance | OD | OD Tolerance | Length | Length Tolerance
If I enter dummy columns in my design table so that I can type in the
tolerances, SWX no longer recognizes OD or Length as design table linked
variables.... probably because there is an "empty" column separating them.
How do I enter dummy columns and still have SWX pick up the columns that are
actually linked to model dimensions?
I'm doing this so that I can just dump my design table into my drawing and
have my tabulated dimensions all ready to go. I don't want to have to
create this spreadsheet twice, only to have them not be linked.
I'm running SWX 2003 SP 4.
Reply to
Mickey Reilley
Loading thread data ...
I found a solution: I create the design table for my drawing to the right of the model design table. I then link values with a formula so the drawing table will update. Simple, but lame because I basically have two design tables in my design table.
Reply to
Mickey Reilley
Look up Summary of Design Table Parameters in your help file. Basically you need to put $comment in the column header.
Reply to
You came up with a workaround and Pmwh (how do you pronounce that?) gave you a better one, but the real answer is to get SW to put tolerances in the design table. Until that happens you might want to look into paying Philippe to write a macro:
Jerry Steiger Tripod Data Systems "take the garbage out, dear"
Reply to
Jerry Steiger
Can you apply a 'Fit Tolerance' to the dimensions in the drawing, this way the tolerance will automatically update as the diameter of the pipe increases or decreases in size (e.g. a H7 fit will remain as a H7 fit, but the actual tolerance amount will change to suit the diameter). Obviously this will only work if this fits in with your design intent.
Merry :-)
Reply to
Merry Owen

PolyTech Forum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.