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Design tables - from file error

Question asked by Josh Palmer on Apr 3, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2019 by Jeremiah Feist

I have made a top down assembly for my model and want to parametrise it using design tables. I can use the auto-create design table within Solidworks but I want to drive the parameters from an external excel file.


I have tried saving the auto-create design table to the folder that my assembly is in and updating it externally, but when I open the model it does not update (even when I subsequently open the design table internally and rebuild).


When I try to load a design table to the model using "from file", I see this error:

     "File name entered was invalid, not found, locked or of an incompatible type."


I am running Solidworks 2019 and Office 365 ProPlus.


How do I get past this error to import a design table from file, or enable the model to be externally updated from the saved auto-created design table?