SOLIDWORKS Configuration

Adding SOLIDWORKS Assembly Configuration BOM Headers

SOLIDWORKS Configurations are a great thing. I have spoken many times about how great they are and how big of a fan I am. I came across a major release revert that took away the automatic naming of configuration name titles/headers. I tested this automatic…

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SOLIDWORKS Macro to create Drawings for All Configurations with Updated BOM

Create SOLIDWORKS drawings macro

Have you ever had a part with tens or hundreds or thousands of configurations? And you’re responsible for creating a drawing for EACH of those configurations with a correct BOM? Well fear no more! We’ve got a SOLIDWORKS Macro for you in which all you have…

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Save as Copy with a Subset of Configurations in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Save as Copy with a Subset of Configurations in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides you with the capability of saving a copy of a part or an assembly with a subset of its configurations. This will save time by not having to delete the configurations manually afterwards. When selecting configurations to save, the active configuration is…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Configuring Cut Lists for Configurations

SOLIDWORKS 2019 now has the option to configure Cut List Properties.  This can be used in scenarios where you need separate properties for a cut list item in different configurations. For example you have ‘Cut-List-Item1’ with two different configurations.  This cut list item has different…

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How to Insert a Part Specific Configuration in SOLIDWORKS 2019

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, additional functionality has been added to the Insert Part feature. It will now be possible to insert a part with a specific configuration into another part! Part Specific Configuration allows for greater customization when using configurations within a part file. Let’s take…

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How to Suppress/Disable Equations in different SOLIDWORKS Configurations

The ability to configure equations was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2014.  This change removed the previous simplified functionality of only suppress/unsuppress equations in different configurations.  SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduced disable/enable equations, however this can only be applied to all configurations at once.  So the question is how…

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Changing Reference Configuration in Inserted Parts and Mirrored or Patterned Instances

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…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Selecting a Configuration in the Preview Tab

SOLIDWORKS PDM Configuration Preview

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 now gives users the ability to preview a different configuration of a file other than the one that was active when the file was last saved by using an updated SOLIDWORKS PDM Configuration Preview. This new functionality can allow users to quickly view…

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Protect your SOLIDWORKS Configurations from unwanted features

There is a SOLIDWORKS Configuration Suppress Features checkbox in the advanced options of the Configuration Properties, and it is checked by default.  What is the purpose of the Suppress Features option? If Suppress Features were unchecked, then any features added in other configurations will be…

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