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is there an "instantiation" feature like CATIA

Question asked by Emma-Kate Matthews on Aug 4, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2016 by Emma-Kate Matthews

Does Solidworks have something similar to CATIA's "instantiation" feature:


- set up a 'typical model' with input geometry (planes, points etc...) and parameters

- open a new file which has the input geometry referenced in and the parameters referenced in

- instantiate the 'typical model' into the new file by feeding it the input geometry and parameters


Useful because: Sometimes the principles of how a part builds itself stays the same, but the locations / dimensions / other features of the input geometry may change between parts.


Is there anything like this in Solidworks?