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Multiple design tables in one part file

Question asked by Poorvesh Mistry on Dec 31, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 31, 2013 by Poorvesh Mistry

Hello Solidworks group,

 

I came accross a unique requirement, hope SolidWorks already has some solution for it or may be some expert knows a way around & help me.

 

Problem:

Design a tank with 2 or more than 2 inlet/outlet flanges (say 4) & all flanges have different sizes, that may vary.(say from size of 1,2,3,4,5,6)

So total 4 (flanges) x 6 (different sizes) = 24 configurations.

1) Naming convention for all the configurations becomes long & complicated

2) While inserting the part (tank) into the assembly, selection of the right configuration takes time, as the Configuration selection window is too small, number of configurations are more & names in the list are long, which makes it uneasy to find the right configuration.

 

Expected solution:

Have different design table for different flange in same part (tank) file.

While inserting the part file in assembly, Solidworks should display a window with combo-boxes, associated with the design table names. Every combo-boxes containing the list of configurations of that design table.

 

This will help end users to select the right configuration / combination of configurations quickly.

 

About the size of the window for configuration selection, I suggest it should be displayed in Property Manager, so that it could be resized & may be more options could be provided like having mates (normally the first step in assembly, after bringing in parts is doing mates) & "Fix" or "Float" radio button option

 

I look forward for a solution.

 

Thanks & Regards

Poorvesh

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