• How to deal with springback within sheet metal gauges? And how to deal with a change of tooling?

    Solidworks 2019 offers the amazing feature to add a sheet metal gauge/bending table to a material. We implemented our different brake presses into this table already (thanks to these blogposts: Spotlight on Featu...
    Lauritz Berg
    last modified by Lauritz Berg
  • Design Tables - Can't insert, but can edit existing

    Problem: If I try to insert a design table into a part or assembly document, nothing happens.  Like literally.  Nothing happens at all.  No errors, not screen flash, nothing.   Any file that alrea...
    Josh Brady
    last modified by Josh Brady
  • Unable to save design table changes

    We have a design table to create different sized screws.  The part with the DT is checked into PDM.  We've had a situation where another user checked out the file to add additional configurations with the DT...
    Brian Stoddard
    last modified by Brian Stoddard
  • Part configurations not showing in Assembly Design Table Dropdown

    I have an assembly with a number of configurations, each configuration has different configurations of the parts within the assembly. I've added new configs to a part and now when I edit the design table wi...
    Richard Kendrew
    last modified by Richard Kendrew
  • Please share good  solidworks supported desktop configuration for solidworks animation.

    desktop configuration
    Saurabh Priyadarshi
    last modified by Saurabh Priyadarshi
  • Configuration breaks on negative dimension values

    I'm not sure if I'm doing something stupid here or if SolidWorks has a bug:   When you enter negative dimension values, the sign for this dimension changes in all configurations.   Is this by intention? I ...
    Axel Dahmen
    last modified by Axel Dahmen
  • Copy exploded view between assembly

    How to copy an exploded view between different assemblies?
    Danil Levin
    last modified by Danil Levin
  • How to add "Configuration Description" to Custom Property Builder?

    Hi all,   I've been searching this answer for more than 3 hours and still no luck. Does anyone know if Properties builder have any expression for the description in the configuration properties? As shown in the ...
    Bou-Yea Chen
    last modified by Bou-Yea Chen
  • Can you control configuration in patterns

    I am trying to do pattern a part in assembly but I want to keep the patterned parts different configuration then the original part. I can go change them to different config but when I change the quantity in the patter...
    Mehmet Gultepe
    last modified by Mehmet Gultepe
  • Design table - Re-Design!!

    Change your whole crew with Design Table. It's frustrating and very unstable! Let's get real!
    Seth Tayfun
    last modified by Seth Tayfun
  • ASM Design Table, Drive Instance-Config

    Hi, I'm trying to make a linear XY pattern of one component with 2,500 configurations. Say 10 down and 10 sideways, I need the top left pattern instance to be config#1, then second from the left #2 and so on in a zig...
    Jordan Kaulbars
    created by Jordan Kaulbars
  • Linking design table to a file makes file saving slow - how I keep the link without saving?

    I have a part which has a lot of dimensions driven by a Design Table. I want to link this Design Table to an external file, so I can edit it via Excel outside of SOLIDWORKS (which is much more convenient, even more th...
    J. R.
    last modified by J. R.
  • Feature control based on configuration

    I need to create a rule to suppress/unsuppress a feature in a part which has many configurations. I want the feature to be suppressed in all other configuration and it should be unsuppressed in a selected configuratio...
    Karthik S.
    last modified by Karthik S.
  • Design Table reference embedded assembly

    I have a design table for an assembly and I want the table to reference the component description of a second embedded assembly. Is it possible for a design table to reference the component description of the embedded...
    Eric Abbott
    last modified by Eric Abbott
  • Invalid dimension name in Design Table

    I am relatively new to SW 2012 (many years experience with ProE) and have an issue. I created a design table and have changed the dimension name from D1@SKETCH1 to SS@SKETCH1 and I keep getting an error message stati...
    John Heath
    last modified by John Heath
  • Design Table, reference a property only. Do not change the property on configuration, similar to how reference dimensions work with design tables?

       I have about 150 parts with individual design tables with roughly the same properties. The design tables do not currently display dimensions about the component. Also the parts were designed a l...
    Mason Cobb
    last modified by Mason Cobb

    Denny Peter
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  • Show/Hide Reference Geometry in Configurations

    Is it possible to manage the hidden state of planes and axes within parts or assemblies using a design table. I have parts with many configs and when planes are created they appear visible on all configs and I don...
    Jason Corl
    last modified by Jason Corl
  • Configured instance count of component pattern. Issue when opening after closed.

    I have an assembly with a linear component pattern. It's configured for different types, and for each type I'm using derived configurations for lengths. The instance count of the linear component pattern is differen...
    Kristian Strømstad
    last modified by Kristian Strømstad
  • Best Practices for Breaking Out Multi-Level Configurations

    I have been using multi-assembly level configurations for conceptual and early design work.  To ease the pain of others in our group, I need to break all the configurations out into individual files.  I am l...
    Frank Root
    last modified by Frank Root