With SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can now overlay two configurations of a part in a single view in your part drawings using Alternate Position View. This is very useful for comparing two configurations that are made from one another.
For example, you may purchase a part from a supplier (as-purchased configuration) and then machine some holes in the part (as-machined configuration). You can create a drawing view of the as-machined configuration, and then add an alternate position view to show the as-purchased configuration.
In the following example, the part model has two configurations. To create alternate views for this part:
- Select the As-purchased configuration and create a view.
- Select the view and click Alternate Position View (Drawing toolbar).
- In the Property Manager, for Existing configuration, select the configuration for the as-machined part.
- Click OK.
Phantom lines show the holes of the as-machined configuration