We are doing tank drawings and the company now wants a custom format/style of table (attached as jpg) to be on all the drawings (which are complete already) which will be the cleanest way to get a table like that. I tried making something in Excel and inserting as a Gen. Table, but each of the cell borders show up.
Would I just do a sketch and insert text boxes where necessary?
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I would do a table in MS Word, and use the merge cells to create the longer rows. It should be a simple cut paste. You could do it with Excel as well.
Have you considered creating a custom symbol? That may be an approach to consider since you may be able to use some parameters automatically and store the table with the template.
I am not sure how to do that, is there a link for a tuturial you could point me to?
I managed to link a .xls file and insert it and seems to be working now too.
The video below is a class that explains everything you would ever need to know about sketch symbols in Inventor drawings.
Around the 30 minute time frame, Mark Flayer covers prompted and automated text entries.
Below is a quicker blog post that may also be of assistance.