Where will a design table be saved ?..
I have some parts that are controlled by a design table, do I need to take additional backup or is the design table stored internally in the part ?
I believe the DT is stored internally but when you are in Excel you can do a Save As so that you have a copy. I like to do this when I have a lot of work invested.
One of the best ways that I found making a design table is to have Excel open and the copy the dimension and feature names and paste them directly to the column header, do this for all the controlling features/dimensions and then save the file in the same folder as the part or assembly and then open the part or assembly and insert the design table from the file rather then letting SW create it for you. That way you can be assured that the spelling is correct and you always have the Excel file copy where you know exactly where it is..
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