The Design Table feature was empty…!!

Are you getting this message while opening files in SolidWorks SW2011 SP 4.0

As per Chris Brooking

We’ve identified some issues whereby corrupt DT nodes were preventing users from creating new Design Tables – and the ’empty’ nodes could not be deleted.  In SP04, we added code to delete the corrupt empty nodes from the file, to allow you to create a working DT again.

We’ve identified several issues related to this – the file is not marked as dirty, and there’s no way to say ‘don’t warn me again’ to the message – we plan to address these issues in SP05.

And if you’re looking for a way to fix the error, the solution is to insert and delete the DESIGN TABLE in every single file showing this issue.

If you’re looking for an automated way to fix it try the Insert and Delete Design Table* macro.

 Here is how to use it:

  1. Extract the file on the desktop of known location.
  2. Open the assembly/part file in SolidWorks and go to Tools > Macro > Run
  3. Browse to this macro file.
  4. Go for a coffee break and in the mean time macro will fix your files.

DISCLAIMER: This macros will change the current SolidWorks document. Use the macros at your own risk. Back up your data before using this macro on any SolidWorks document.

*P.S.: This  macro currently work on active file only. In case you need to do a batch operation, please leave a comment here and I’ll update the macro to do the batch file fixing.


4 thoughts on “The Design Table feature was empty…!!

  1. SAI

    The macro is working fine when working on an individual machine if it could automated in a network as its not done it would be more helpful


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