With all of the information that the SOLIDWORKS feature manager design tree is able to relay to users, enhancements that reduce the visual clutter in the Feature manager are always a welcome addition. Having default configuration names displayed when there is one solitary configuration leads to visual clutter and ultimately makes it more difficult to find items in the feature tree. This can be especially true for assemblies with any subassembly structure.
SOLIDWORKS 2017 is no different in this regard. We now have a new option within the FeatureManager Design Tree that will hide configuration names or display state names if there is only a single configuration/display state in the file.
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Tree Display for Configuration names
To hide configuration and display state names in the FeatureManager Design Tree:
- In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the top node and show the Tree Display sub-menu.
- Select the “Do not show Configuration/Display State Names if only one exists” checkbox from the sub-menu.
If there is only one configuration, the configuration and display state names are hidden. You can still access the information in the FeatureManager Design Tree by hovering over the component.
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