We're designing a number of hydraulic manifolds that will have a number of J1926 ports machined of varying sizes. What I had done is created one part that is basically a "plug" of the port cut, then another part that is the main manifold. I then inserted the port part as solid body and did a combine->subtract, which achieved exactly what I wanted UNTIL I wanted to go back and change the size of the port. The plug part has a design table so that every config is a different port size. BUT, solidworks doesn't appear to let you go back and change the configuration of the inserted solid body after it's inserted. In fact, I have to keep re-saving the port part in the configuration I want before inserting, because it always uses the last saved config instead of letting you select upon insertion. Is there a way to do this so that I can make the port sizes more easily changeable?
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