I created a part that has 4 major design variables, once I did the math of the different combinations it turns out there is ~56,000 variations on this part. Clearly I'm not going to build a design table that large.
What I did temporarily was create a design table that has the list of the variables in drop downs. In this case, OD, ID, Thickness... This way I can just pick the size I want from the drop downs. Each variable in-turn is linked to the design table variables and updates the part as need. Quick and dirty, but the down side is that this part only has 1 design configuration. This worked for the time being...
New problem. I am using this part in an assembly where there are multiple instances of this ring, but I need different / independent configurations. As they are currently all linked to the same design table I am restricted to only the one configuration.
How can I keep the configurations independent of each other, but store all the variables in one part without creating such a large design table? Is this a case for playing with derived configurations or is there a better option?