I have a General Table in a drawing and I'd like to make certain cells a solid color like Black to show what is used or isn't used for a drilling template. Can I do this? I'm in SW 2015
Create it in excel then copy and paste into your SW...
I seem to remember a few posts here on the subject, and I'm pretty sure it isn't possible. You may have to just stick a couple of big X's in those cells.
In a blank area on your drawing, sketch a rectangle without interior construction line. Then add hatching to the rectangle [ use solid ]
Then move the rectangle to cover/enclose the cell you are trying to make black. You can drag the rectangle around to fit. Unfortunately, the lines will not snap to the grid lines from the table.
Yuck, I kind of have a lot to do.
Have you thought of creating a custom symbol (black filled rectangle ) and insert that into cell. And then you can copy paste
Damn, I can never do that, Scott and Dan, but you made it look so easy.
Why for you no be able to do that?
Wait - do you not have excel on you puter?
If you select "Insert"--> "Object" You can insert your excel table as is:
See attached video.
I've given up looking and just started putting Xs where I needed them.
Solidworks, I know I'm still in SW2015 and I hope I can do this (edit a spreadsheet like I would if I had excel open) in future versions.
You can....in the video that I attached, I am using SW 2015. You just have to create the excel document first separately, then insert it.
Steve, following preceding the importation suggestion of Dan and Scott you might first make your table, export it to Excel, color the cells there then re-import it.
YES!! I'm still hungry from lunch!
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