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SOLIDWORKS Configuration

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Configurations for creating different versions of parts and assemblies

SOLIDWORKS CAD family

Understanding the shift from Configuration to CAD Family in SOLIDWORKS

This article describes the new SOLIDWORKS CAD family, physical products, representations, and how to manage this new default setting.

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Configure SOLIDWORKS Assemblies: Display States and Configurations in Harmony

Many users are aware of the ability to configure SOLIDWORKS assemblies to show different instances of products in a similar…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Component Pattern Synchronize Options

New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 are Synchronize options for the configuration of a component pattern, for instance if we need components…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Configurations

Multiple Configurations in a SOLIDWORKS Composer File

In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 it was really time-consuming when we had to work with SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies that have…

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SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Design

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Design using Equations & Configurations

At Javelin, we teach a lot of SOLIDWORKS training classes that have great techniques, I’ve often said: ” Oooooooh! Wish…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Macro to create Drawings for All Configurations with Updated BOM

Have you ever had a part with tens or hundreds or thousands of configurations? And you’re responsible for creating a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Configuration Preview

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Selecting a Configuration in the Preview Tab

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 now gives users the ability to preview a different configuration of a file other than the one…

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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…

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Generating all SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Sizes in One Step when using a Customized Toolbox

The SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in uses a database to store information on available SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Sizes and Properties of hardware.  The database…

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