Changing Reference Configuration in Inserted Parts and Mirrored or Patterned Instances

Article by Sanja Srzic updated October 3, 2018


In SOLIDWORKS, instances of mirrored or patterned assembly components are not limited to the current configuration of the original part or sub-assembly.  As for any other component, the SOLIDWORKS Reference Configuration of a patterned or mirrored instance can be changed using the Quick Configurations toolbar or Component Properties.

Changing a SOLIDWORKS Reference Configuration

Changing a SOLIDWORKS Reference Configuration

When a part is inserted into another part, its configuration can also be changed:  right-click on the inserted part, select ‘List External Refs…’ and use the pull-down menu to select the required configuration.

Changing configuration of an inserted part

Changing SOLIDWORKS Reference configuration of an inserted part

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Sanja Srzic

Sanja is the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Team Leader for Western Canada, and is based in the Javelin Winnipeg Office