I am looking for some direction as to a method of setting up a series of common items each available in several materials.
As an example, take a set of pipe flanges, sized 1/2" to 24" available as A105N, 304L SS or 316L SS. I can create a design table containing each flange size specification, which lets me pick the flange I need but how can I set it up to also select the desired material? I have looked at derived configurations or repeating the flanges in the design table for each material. This creates a lot of duplication of the same information. I could create separate part files for each flange size and configure the materials or create a configured part file for all flange sizes and a single material.
Any experienced thoughts as to best deal with this?