I am starting this thread, as I have not found any related threads here on a problem with SolidWorks, that I really am to solve.
I try to create a pipe, that has three parameters: outer diameter (D), wall thickness (T) and length (L).
When I insert the part in an assembly I want to have a drop-down menu to choose a standard D and T, plus an extrude tool to vary the L according to my technical needs in the drawing, but L should not exceed a certain manufacturing length. Any combination of parameters I give, while inserting the part should not be saved on the source part file.
The bolts from the Design Library have exactly the properties, I ask about here.
I tried to create a pipe in a part file and configured it at the standard sizes. When I inserted it in a part file and modify the extrusion, the extrusion is inevitably saved in the part file.
Is there a way to create a part file, that I can modify by insertion without modifying the original source file, like the bolts from the Design Library?
Thank you for considering my question.