I'm using an equation on a dimension in a certain
configuration. But in another configuration i want to use a
different equation on this same dimension. Is this possible by
suppressing dimensions in a design table?

I'm using an equation on a dimension in a certain
configuration. But in another configuration i want to use a
different equation on this same dimension. Is this possible by
suppressing dimensions in a design table?

- Hi,

I've got a similar situation and I did download your files & see how this can work. Unfortunately, I have some parts where the dimension I want to control by equations at different values in different configs, is not a sketched dimension, but the dimension of an extrusion feature. I don't see any way of using this method of controlling the length of an extrusion. Is there any way to do this, or does it have to be a sketched dimension?

Thanks

- should be fine, as long as you have the name of the extruded dim.. example:

you extrude a block, 2x2, extrude it to anything..

then you can create an equation that would look something like "d1@extrude1" = "d1@sketch1" / 2

so the block would be 2x2x1..- That's fine for one equation, but I need to have several different versions (configs) of this part, each driving the length of the extrusion to a different value. If you put more than one equation controlling a single dimension in the equations box, it gives you a warning that only the last one will be active. There is a "Configs" button in the equations dialog box that should allow you to apply each different equation to one or more of the configs, but it doesn't seem to work. If you assign equation 1 to config 1, and equation 2 to config 2, they all use the last equation anyway. If you go back to the equation dialog box, and hit the "Configs" button, you'll find that the configuration assignments are back on "All Configs"

Therein lies my problem. Seeing as there is only one dimension to control, and the "Configs" feature inside of the Equations dialog box doesn't seem to function, multiple equations controlling the same dimension in different configs doesn't work.

- Kurt,

Perhaps you should be using a Design Table instead of Equations for this.

With Equations, you would need a separate equation for each variation in your extrude length.

With a Design Table your Configs would be listed, and you would populate the column for the Extrude Length with the values for the specific config.

Hope this helps.

yes it is possible to do supress the dimension with the help of design table or without help of it.

You can go through the following 2 simple examples. Hope it will help you.

by the way you can also suppress the equations to any configurations present on the same level i.e. part or assembly level.

Thanks and Regards