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Can I use configurations to change the dia of a part

Question asked by Matt Finley on Feb 17, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 20, 2017 by Glenn Schroeder

I've never used configurations so I'm not sure the limitations.


I've tested it a bit and can do simple things like change material and add new features (a chamfer for example) and it works as expected.


Now I'm trying to create a family of parts (tube flaring inserts) that step up in size and I was hoping to use configurations to do it but it's not working. I have a revolved sketch and when I go to the second configuration and drag the sketched line to the new dia, it changes both configurations.


So my question is, do configurations only work on new features or can I somehow change things like the dia using the existing sketch?


From Solidworks help it appears I should be able to do that:


You can vary the design of part configurations as follows:

  • Modify feature dimensions and tolerances.


But when I try it, it no workie...