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Gauge/Bend table vs individual part templates

Question asked by Chris Manger on Jan 18, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2011 by Marc Wintle

For as long as Ive been using SolidWorks Ive used individual part templates for each gauge sheetmetal we use. (approx 6 gauges I use on a daily basis).  Ive been told by others that I should use gauge/bend tables rather than part templates.  What are the benefits of using a gauge table?  My templates have about 6 custom property fields pre-filled depending on the material used, as well as the thickness, k-factor, and bend radius predefined.  It looks like you have to choose this each time you create a new part using gauge tables.

Just trying to get a better understanding and the pros/cons.