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Is it possible to filter configurations by user selection on placement?

Question asked by Stavros Smith on Feb 12, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 16, 2017 by Stavros Smith

Hello,

 

Does anyone know if is possible to filter the configuration list of a library part when you place the item?

 

Apologies for bringing up Autodesk, but Inventor has an option when creating the equivalent of a design table, to set certain dimensions as 'keys'.  I am wondering if there is something similar in Solidworks.

 

When you placed the library component in Inventor, for a fastener as an example, the first option would be size (M1.6, M2,..), after making a selection from a drop down of all available sizes, you could then select the length from a drop down.  Something similar to the window that appears when you place a toolbox component in SolidWorks, but for non toolbox components.

 

We are starting to create a custom library of parts, some of which have a large number of configurations and when we place them the scroll bar scrolls too fast and the arrows are too slow.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stavros

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