I have a Dell Precision I can't seem able to turn them. I go to Insert Design table and tried Auto create, blank It will not launch my excel. Is any one out there that might be able to help me?
I had this same problem a year ago. The issue is Excel 2003 is no longer fully supported/compatible with solidworks after 2010 or so (this from my VAR). There is a work around though. Instead of selecting "Auto Create" or "Blank" you will want to select "From file" and then browse to a design table template that you create ahead of time. The template can just be a blank excel worksheet with "Default" typed into cell A2 (you want to leave A1 blank, and put the name of the default configuration in the first row below, aka A2). It still works in SW2012, though it is a bit clunky when it comes to asking what things you want to add to the table each time you edit it, so you have to type things in manually or double click dimensions/features/components as normal.
What SP you're on. And what is the version of your MS Office.
I have SP4 and am using microsoft office 2003
Well I would suggest you to run a repair run of the MS office as there was a new feature in SP4 which was causing some error with corrupted DT (please refer SolidWorks KB for that). So there might be a chance that repair run fix the issue for you.
What are talking about, (please refer SolidWorks KB for that)?????
Check Knowledge Base for the issue “The Design Table feature was empty, so it has been removed from the tree."
This was due to a new feature in SP4, so might be related in your case too. So try a repair run of MS office or/and SolidWorks both.
BTW can you start a new excel file or use an external excel file to create the table.
The design table does not open in Excel when you first create it. You need to go to the configurations tab and right-click your new design table and select "Open in new window" (or something like that, I'm not at my PC now) Then, as long as you have Excel installed, you can edit your table in a full Excel window.
I have tryed this not having any luck would you look when you get to your cpu?
First insert a new table like you have done,
Choose auto create, and select the variables you want in it and it will display like this,
Then close it by clicking anywhere in the graphics space.
Then go to the configurations tab and right-click your new design table and select “Edit Table in New Window”
And the table should open in an Excel window. Solidworks will ask you to select any other variables you want in the table so check Solidworks before looking at Excel.
This will ONLY work if you have Excel installed on your computer.
I am doing this the same you are showing me but my design table will not apper. I can do this at the school I teach but not on my laptop. I am using SolidWorks 11-12 a Precision M6700, microsoft office 2003 and windows 7. At my school I have XP OS it works there?
Don’t know what else to say mate...
What I showed you is in Windows 7 x64 with Solidworks 2012 SP4.
Perhaps try a reinstall or a repair of Solidworks, sounds like something had gone bad.
I figured the work around the week before last, but I didn't like the way I had to do this so, I installed Office 07 on Saturday and found that SolidWorks 12-13 did not support Office 2003 Thanks for the info.
I was going to send out a post today about this fix and the work around using the excel template but the chunkiness when using 2003 excel the problem I didn't like when it when comes to asking what things you want to add to the table each time you edit it was a pain.
I will say you have been the only person with the right answer to my problem. I think SolidWorks should have put this out because I uninstalled office SolidWorks 2 different time to try to fix this problem.
If you look at the system requirements for SolidWorks on the SolidWorks site, it quite clearly states that 2011 and higher requires Excel and Work 2007 or 2010.
That sounds a bit harsh, since I, for one, hardly ever go looking at the system requirements. Still, it is there in black and white.
I don’t know what got your panties all up in a wad? Where was your input a long time ago, before I uninstalled SW and my Office product two different times? I don’t know what you do? But I am an educator and I alone have over 70 students each day, and I have to maintain 20 CPU’s with SolidWorks and MasterCam software each year along with teaching my students Cad/Cam and CNC and Machine Tool Technology manual machining classes. I teach six different classes each and every day. My times is spread very thin and I have little no time to read all the system requirements for all the programs I use, and most of my problems solving is done at home on my time not my company time. Oh!! The only way I have time to send this post is because we are on Fall brake and I have no students but I am still working. So “I AM SORRY FOR P_ ING YOU OFF”.
Sorry to set you off. I wasn't p*ssed off and didn't mean to set you off. I read your original post and had no idea what the problem could be. It was only when I read Tom's post that answered your question that I realized that newer versions of SolidWorks required newer version of Excel. I was just reacting to your saying "I think SolidWorks should have put this out" by pointing out that they did. I don't normally go around supporting the folks at SolidWorks. I'm just a mechanical engineer using their software to get my job done.
I sympathize completely with your lack of time to keep up with the system requirements. I find it hard to keep up with the forums I follow here. I have no idea if SolidWorks made a point when 2011 was introduced to point out the new Excel requirement. If they didn't, they should have.
I seem to recall that the Educational software doesn't get the same level of VAR support that commercial users do. That seems like it woiuld be a real hardship for the people running educational systems.
My apologies for adding to your stress level. I didn't mean to.
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