I'm using MBD and I have a large plate with many holes. Is it possible to do horizontal ordinate dimensions and if not, Is it possible to make a hole table with MBD?
Thanks for asking, Zack.
Could you show an example?
Would you like to have both Ordinate Dimensions and Hole Tables? Or would one of them suffice?
Both would be ideal because I often use ordinate dimension for other drawings and not just this hole plate. For the part I already put dimensions on the holes. As you see a hole table for this example would be the best solution.
I think there is a way to use an excel spreadsheet to drive a pattern of holes. I forgot the tool to be used, a design table?
So I tried the excel sheet hole table, but things weren't going smoothly. The part wasn't linking to Excel. I could have been doing it wrong.
for what concerns the hole table functionality you can vote for this enhancement request:
SPR 937446 - Need Hole Tables in SOLIDWORKS MBD ( w/ export to 3D PDF )
You can do it through customer portal, and there's a post on the SOLIDWORKS Blog explaining in detail how to do it:
How to Submit an Enhancement Request for SOLIDWORKS
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