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Work Flow with Design Tables

Question asked by Richard Ahlgrim on Aug 6, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2018 by M. B.

Over the last couple of months I've learned more about Design Tables than I thought I wanted or needed. Thanks in no small part to the contributors of this forum.

So I'm back with an question about work flow.


I typically have my part file open in SW.

I have the design table open in excel.

I make changes to the design table and/or the part file using the other as a reference.

I save the design table and close it in excel. I close the design table in excel because it seems to avoid some issues I've seen but this may just be my imagination.


My question is: What is the proper/best/preferred method to get the design table embedded in my part file to update?

I know if I close and reopen my part file it ask if I want to update the model to changes in the design table. This works but seems a bit tedious.

I can also delete and reinsert the design table in my part file. This also works but seems but seems like an odd way of doing it.


I interested in any thoughts on what work flow I should be following.