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Editing Tables


When I read about tables in Sold Edge 2D help, I thought I found a great way of organizing
drawing notes and the bill of materials. However, after I inserted a couple, I found
I was unable to edit them. I haven't even found a way to select them so that they
can be deleted. The ones I've inserted in model space and on my work sheet behave
as though they are in the background. I seem to have no editing capability with
them at all.
The drafting instructions in Help refer to a Table Ribbon Bar that is supposed to
offer options for Table Styles and Table Properties. One only table menu I can find
offers a Table Properties dialog box and another one for a Hole Table. This Table
Properties dialog box is only useful in creating tables. Where is the Table Ribbon
that allows me to edit tables?
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Re: Editing Tables

Dan,
There are two different types of tabled in 2D Drafting. There is the Table
which is a generic user defined table. Then there is Hole Table. These two
tables are built on totally different architectures. The Hole table will be
changing to be more like the Table. The Table uses a Table Style to control
display characteristics such as color, fonts, etc. By default there is a
single table style called 'Normal'. When you run the table command, you will
see the Table Properties dialog displayed. you enter your data here. On the
General Tab, you will see a combo box where you can select which table style
to use. Again, there is only the 'Normal' table style by default.
To modify/create new table styles, Click on Format and then Style at the top
of the application window. In the Style dialog change the Style type to
Table. You will see a list of table styles. You can either modify one or
create new table styles. With the Normal style highlighted, Click on the
'Modify' button.You will see the Modify table Style dialog that allows you
to change the look of the table.
Once you have placed a table you should be able to just mouse ofer it with
the Select Tool command running. The table should highlight as you move the
cursor over it. Double click on the table will display the Table Properties
dislog. Single click will display the Table modify ribbon bar at the top of
the application window. There will be a combo box to easily select another
style for the table. There is also a button on the ribbon bar that will
display the Table Properties dialog.
Are the tables highlighting as you move the cursor over them?
Rick B.

Re: Editing Tables


>"Are the tables highlighting as you move the cursor over them?"
>
>Rick B.
>
>

I've placed both normal and user defined tables in 2D model space and on my worksheet.
None of them highlight when the select tool passes over them. I'm also unable to
trap them with a fence. Not only am I unable to edit them, I can't even delete them.
I've given up and gone back to a copy of the drawing I saved before I created the
tables. However, I've got more drawings to do and I'd still like to use the table
command -- if I can get them to function properly.
-Dan

Re: Editing Tables

Dan,
What you are describing would indicate that the tables live on the
background sheet. Are you certain the tables are on your drawing sheet?
What happens if you create a new table. Can you immediately select it and
delete it?
David
"Dan Sungail" wrote in message
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>>"Are the tables highlighting as you move the cursor over them?"
>>
>>Rick B.
>>
>>

> I've placed both normal and user defined tables in 2D model space and on
> my worksheet.
> None of them highlight when the select tool passes over them. I'm also
> unable to
> trap them with a fence. Not only am I unable to edit them, I can't even
> delete them.
>
> I've given up and gone back to a copy of the drawing I saved before I
> created the
> tables. However, I've got more drawings to do and I'd still like to use
> the table
> command -- if I can get them to function properly.
>
> -Dan

Re: Editing Tables


"David Rieschick" wrote:
>Dan,
>What you are describing would indicate that the tables live on the
>background sheet. Are you certain the tables are on your drawing sheet?
>
>What happens if you create a new table. Can you immediately select it and
>
>delete it?
>
>David
>

None of the tables appeared in the background when I started with the work sheet.
I created several of them on both the model sheet and my work sheet. The ones placed
on the model sheet appear correctly in a view on the work sheet. However, the all
the tables act as though they are in the background.
If I wanted to place something in the background on-the-fly, I don't know how it
would be done. Is it possible I'm doing it inadvertently?
-Dan

Re: Editing Tables

With your Select Tool active, choose the button with a funnel and piece of
paper on it (Select Options). Insure everything is checked except "Active
Layer Only".
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Dan Sungail" wrote in message
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>
> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>Dan,
>>What you are describing would indicate that the tables live on the
>>background sheet. Are you certain the tables are on your drawing sheet?
>>
>>What happens if you create a new table. Can you immediately select it and
>>
>>delete it?
>>
>>David
>>

> None of the tables appeared in the background when I started with the work
> sheet.
> I created several of them on both the model sheet and my work sheet. The
> ones placed
> on the model sheet appear correctly in a view on the work sheet. However,
> the all
> the tables act as though they are in the background.
>
> If I wanted to place something in the background on-the-fly, I don't know
> how it
> would be done. Is it possible I'm doing it inadvertently?
>
> -Dan

Re: Editing Tables


"PellaKen" wrote:
>With your Select Tool active, choose the button with a funnel and piece of
>paper on it (Select Options). Insure everything is checked except "Active
>Layer Only".
>
>-- Ken

Ricky B. figured that out for me after I sent the file to him.
I still cannot change the table’s column widths. In the Data tab of the table's
Properties dialog screen, I can drag the column borders to make them
wider or thinner; alternatively I can right click them to change their format,
but when I exit the table properties dialog box with an OK, the table does not
change.