Is it possible to have one pipe file with a design table that contains multiple configurations of pipe diameters and lengths and you can easily switch between pipe diameters while keeping the same length?
I was trying to implement this with a design table and I tried to use derived configurations.
1. I initially tried to include each pipe length as a configuration
2. In each pipe length I tried to include the three different pipe inner diameters as configurations
(I was going to simply duplicate these columns in a design table and apply to each pipe length increment)
3. I realized each configuration must be named differently whether it is derived or not and so the concept didn't work
As an alternative I thought about having 3 separate files, with respect to each of the inner diameters mentioned above.
The outer diameter is the same with respect to corresponding inner diameters.
The problem I have is if I were to have i.e. 1000 different lengths,
I don't want to create 11(different outer diameter sizes) x 1000 = 11000 rows of data.
Is there a work around to this?
(I'm guessing I'd have to do some type of excel equation or macro).
If it were one file it would be 11 x 3 (different inner diameters to choose from) x 1000 = 33000
With this option though I would want to avoid toggling between configurations of 33,0000 different lengths if I were to change pipe diameters in an i.e. assembly.