SOLIDWORKS Derived Configuration

Derived Configurations in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Derived Configuration

SOLIDWORKS Configurations are a great way to represent multiple variations of a part/assembly within a single file. Using configurations also helps with managing your files. For example, consider a standard bolt. It has different sizes for the diameter, head, thread length and so on. It is common that a standard bolt has hundreds of different variations.  Now imagine if you need to have a separate file for each one of these variations. Managing all these files would be a nightmare. But thanks to configurations in SOLIDWORKS you can make all those variations in one single file and modify/change multiple variations with a few clicks. What is a SOLIDWORKS Derived Configuration? Another underused area of configurations is derived configurations. A SOLIDWORKS Derived Configuration allows you to create a parent-child relationship within a configuration. You may have noticed that in some cases SOLIDWORKS creates derived configurations automatically. For example a derived configuration: Represents the…


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