Extrapolating the "3 level" conditional value list to 11 should work. Whether that's the best option or not, is hard to tell from here. With that many levels you may want to consider other options to use instead of value lists.
You might, for example, adapt a method I've outlined in this link: Clinical Decision Tool
That steps the user through a series of records to arrive at a diagnosis. In your case, you'd have to adapt this approach to produce your configuration instead of a diagnosis.
I am also having trouble with the conditional values. I feel like it's pretty simple but have spent days on this without much success.
My database is supposed to help file documents for our office (tell us where they are). The user will choose under what headings the document fits to help narrow it down. Example: For a certain document hey will choose the Administration heading to be led to all the categories which fall under ADMINISTRATION heading selected, then they have to choose the FILE type, then the SUBFILE type.
Here is the breakdown of what they have to choose from in order:
They must first choose from a HEADING
then a CATEGORY
then a FILE
then a SUBFILE
The problem I am having is that when I choose the category the only options given are the FILEs for the first CATEGORY even though I have selected a category other than the first. The same problem occurs with the options for SUBFILE. I am only provided with those associated with the first FILE although I may have selected the second FILE.
I have created seperate tables for each step the user has to make a selection. I have created my value list to "use values from field" and use "only related values from" the relationship it has with the independent variables connected via a relationship.
Apologies in advance if you've seen these links before, but here are some links that set up the basics for conditional value lists.
Forum Tutorial: Custom Value List?
Knowledgebase article: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5833/kw/conditional%20value%20list
If that doesn't get your conditional value lists up and running for you, let me know and we'll dig deeper...