Everytime I try to add to my design table I get the following message. I am following the same procedure that I did for all the other configs. Any ideas what might be going on?
Can you open the design table? If not, file may be corrupt.
I can open the table and every thing looks fine. But when I add a new item to the table I get the above message.
it sounds like you may have inadvertently edit the table to break one or more of the RULES of design tables. like having blank header cells, or removing the "family" cell in the upper left that starts the design table.
if you can open the table in a new window, use save as to get a copy of the excel file you can post here to be diagnosed.
Here it is
Design tables are very picky in how they are set up. it looks like you moved a lot of the data around so that when you used the table in a drawing it looks the way you want. You need to move the column headers back to the top and move Design Table for: FIXED PIN 1 STEP out of the list of configurations. The image below is the default layout for Design Tables. If you want the data to look better on a drawing, you can add rows and columns headed by $User_Data. What I typically did was create dummy rows and columns above the dimension name cells and then hid the dimension name row and any other row or column I didn't want to have shown. Design Tables work great for controlling data but they don't display very nicely on drawings without a fair amount of work.
There are a few Enhancement Requests for Design Tables if you care to vote for them. The more customers that vote for a particular SPR, the more attention we can give it.
SPR 140904: Ability to split Design Tables in a drawing
SPR 542564: Design table on a drawing should have the same formatting capabilities like BOM or other tables have
SPR 543810: Ability to Hide "@sketch" and $ syntax from the design Table header and keep only the Dimension Name in the design tables imported in Drawings
SPR 642226: In drawings, ability to hide and show portions ( column columns row rows ) of a design table ( tables worksheet spreadsheet )
SPR 656663: Ability to set ( override ) design table format ( font settings ) to match drafting standards as set in a drawing
these cells (to the right of the cell named "family") need to have the "headers" - the variable name from SW. (i.e. D1@Sketch2, or $PRP@Partno, etc.)
also, this table would not control or make the default configuration, since it is above the "family" cell.
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