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Design tables and display states.  Help and suggestions

Question asked by Chris Sargent on Oct 21, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2014 by Jamil Snead

I use design tables to generate common parts that we use at my work.  Screws, nuts, washers, etc... The example here that I'm showing is an rivnut.  Everything seems to work good but controlling the appearance from my design table is the biggest headache.  Can someone take a look at my table please?  The three appearances I am using are matte aluminum, black powder coat, and matte aluminum in tan.  Tell me what I am doing wrong and make a suggestion as to how I can do it better.  Currently I just do the appearances in the configurations and open the design table to let it update itself.  In my table I have a column called $color and $displaystates.  I would like to control the appearance of my my part from the design table.  But.... for example... if I want my part to be black powder coated I can get the black color (3421233) to apply to my part but the powder coat appearance will not show.  I am sure there is a better way to do this.  Can someone help out please.  Thanks...

 

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