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I'm using MBD and I have a large plate with many holes. Is it possible to do horizontal ordinate dimensions and if not, Is it possible to make a hole table with MBD?
Categories: SOLIDWORKS Add-Ins, MBD
Both would be ideal because I often use ordinate dimension for other drawings and not just this hole plate. For the part I already put dimensions on the holes. As you see a hole table for this example would be the best solution.
I think there is a way to use an excel spreadsheet to drive a pattern of holes. I forgot the tool to be used, a design table?
So I tried the excel sheet hole table, but things weren't going smoothly. The part wasn't linking to Excel. I could have been doing it wrong.
for what concerns the hole table functionality you can vote for this enhancement request:
SPR 937446 - Need Hole Tables in SOLIDWORKS MBD ( w/ export to 3D PDF )
You can do it through customer portal, and there's a post on the SOLIDWORKS Blog explaining in detail how to do it:
How to Submit an Enhancement Request for SOLIDWORKS