3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2014 4:20 PM by Dwight Livingston

    Design table display in drawing.

    Hjalmar Breit

      I am hiving an issue with display of a design table in a drawing. If I understand corrfectly, the design table will display in the drawing just like it looks in the model. My issue is, the design table has enough rows that all of them can not be seen in the model, i.e., the windo can not be made big enough in the model to see all of the rows, hence, I only can see in the drawing what rows are displayed in the model. How would one split the table to allow all rows to be viewed or what are my options here. There are 76 rows.




        • Re: Design table display in drawing.
          Rudolf Durco

          Hi all,


          I am having exactly same problem. Could you please help us with that ? Thank you.

            • Re: Design table display in drawing.
              Hjalmar Breit



              I gave this problem to our releller's support, they did not have an answer either. They said it was a limitation and would need to be addressed by Solidworks. I am sure someone has figured it out? Surely there are folks out there with charted drawings with lots of part on them?

                • Re: Design table display in drawing.
                  Dwight Livingston



                  For some reason the design table can only be 8.5 inches wide as formatted in Excel, based on the font size. To get more text into the drawing, you can make the font in Excel really tiny, to fit more text into 8.5". Then, after inserting it into the drawing, you can stretch it so the text size is right. You have to do the scaling by eye.


                  Yes, this workaround is ridiculous. The same goes for most everything about formatting a design table for a drawing. I write some of our CAD procedures for our division, and it is embarrassing to have to put such things in print.




                  Edited 3/26/14 for clarity.