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SmartSketch Help

Engineering and Schematics
  1. In the document, select the dimensions that you want to appear in the Variable Table.

  2. Click Tools > Variables.

  3. The Variable Table automatically displays the dimensions that are selected in the document. To see other dimensions and variables, click Filter on the Variable Table window.

  4. On the Filter dialog box, set the following options to specify which variables or dimensions are displayed in the Variable Table. For example, to see all the dimensions and variables in the Variable Table, set the following options:

    • In the Type box, select Dimensions and User Variables.

    • In the Named By box, select Both.

    • In the Graphics In box, select File. When you click OK, the settings are saved, so the next time you use Filter, the last settings are used. A convenient method of limiting the number of variables and dimensions displayed is to name the ones you use frequently. Then, on the Filter dialog box, in the Named By box, click Users to display the named variables and dimensions.

  5. After a variable is displayed in the Variable Table, you can change any of its attributes, except its type and the unit type. On the Variable Table, in the Value column of a variable, type a new value to change the variable.

  6. In the Formula column, click the cell and use one of several methods to create a new formula.

  • To access Filters on the shortcut menu, put the mouse pointer in the white area of the Variable Table and right- click.

  • The default filter is set to Last selected window; consequently, only the variables that are associated with elements in the active window display. To display all the variables that are associated with the elements in the current document, set the filter to File.

See Also

Filter Command (Variable Table Shortcut Menu)
Create a Variable with a Value or Expression
Create a Variable with a Link to a Spreadsheet
Create a Variable Using a Function or Subroutine