Tutorial - Using design table in SolidWorks?

Here is the Tutorial

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Top plane>>sketch and draw a rectangle.

  3. Step 3:

    Extrude it.

  4. Step 4:

    View>>Dimension names.

  5. Step 5:

    Select the dimension and in left pane change the dimension name to lenght.

  6. Step 6:

    Repeat the same step for other dimension.

  7. Step 7:

    Insert>>Table>>design table.

  8. Step 8:

    change setting to Blank, Block Model edit, and uncheck all the option. Click OK.

  9. Step 9:

    Now excel worksheet will appear. As you click the dimension in model they are automatically added in worksheet.

  10. Step 10:

    Now add other instances like i added in datasheet.

  11. Step 11:

    Exit excel worksheet by clicking the workspace. Goto Configuration in Property manager.

  12. Step 12:

    Double click the grey coloured instances.

  13. Step 13:

    And here we have the different configuration for one part.

  14. Step 14:

    As we select the part we see that all dimensions are pink in color which means they are dependent on design table and configuration.