I may be asking alot here, and I may not.... we'll see:
I work for an Endmill manufacturing company and my job is to design "specials" (non-stock) items. All the tools we make have a few common features.
A revolved feature from a 2D sketch
A shank diameter
A tip diameter
An linear overall length
A linear length of cut
A 5% chamfer equation that is driven by the overall length and the shank diameter
Some tools will also include:
Chamfers or radii at different points on the tool
Weldon or #1 flats on the shank
Dished or angled drill tips
Here is my objective:
I would like to be able to draw one master that would include all of the above listed features and use a Design Table to plug in dimensions for the tool I was designing. However, if for instance the tool did not have a Shank Undercut, I could leave the dimensions that made that feature blank or suppressed and that feature would no show on the part or the subsequent drawing.
I am finishing up an AutoCAD degree but an newly employed in a company that employs Solidworks (thank God. I never knew 3D could be so easy.), so I only have a basis idea of how Design Tables operate. Am I expecting too much out of the software here, or is this feasible?
I tried to provide enough info as possible... if someone is not clear on my design intent let me know and I will try to give examples.
Thanks in advance for all your help!!!!