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.