We have a part that can be made of different materials and would like to address that in the variable table.
Has anyone dones this before? I've looked online and come up short with ideas on how to address material parametrically in the variable table.
If you need a different part number, then you need a different part file. Assign the material to each part file.
If created by a Family of Parts, you should be able to create a FOP Table and link the material property into a column. If you can't, then create a "collector assembly" which is just an assembly file that has each of the part configurations in it. Then you can create a Parts List table that you can add a material column too.
Family of Parts is an entirely enw concept for me! I need to go learn this and report back what I find. For now, we are proceeding with differing parts/part numbers per material.
family of parts is the right anser and not hard to use.
Create Your master, define all children there and save them as single files with different (famliy part name) names.
For everyone of them You can (and You have) to define the seprate material.
You can use the Proeprty Manager to open a complete folder structure, reading in all SE files from there and change their properties very easy.