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Design Time Configuration Changer that Walks Down Tree?

Question asked by Kent Swan on Mar 5, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2012 by John Stoltzfus

Does anyone out there know of a way that, given a high level assembly with named configuations, I can select one of the configuations and automatically have Solidworks walk down the various sub assembly trees and parts setting each level to the configuration selected at the master top assembly.   I need to be able to do this easily so that I can move from configuation to configuation and make design changes and adjustments required by the engineers.  As I recall you can do something like this with configuation publisher but that gives out static data and thus doesn't do me any good because I want to make design changes.


Since this has to be a common problem for a small segment of Solidworks users, I'm hoping that there is an easy intrensic SW solution or macro. I don't mind if there are restrications like all of the sub assembly's and parts have to have the identical names in their configuration tables so that a master selector would work.  Any tips or macros for this would be appreciated.