I made some mates only to find out they only apply in one configuration. How do I fix that?
Right click on any mate you want and the pop up box will have an option to configure that mate. You can choose which configurations you want what mates turned on in.
Is there a way to make it do that by default or do I have to go in to every mate and configure it?
Check below option in configuration properties.
Suppose you have 2 configs, config_1 and config_2. If you add mates in config_1 and want to propagate it to config_2 then in config_2's configuration properties uncheck "Suppress new features and mates" before adding mates in config_1.
It can be tricky. Lot of unwanted mates will also be added to config_2 from config_1. Better use Paul Risley 's suggestion.
Sachin is correct on the check box. There are plenty of options to check or uncheck when creating a new configuration of a part or an assembly. Eric since you are new I would suggest playing around with the options in both part and assembly configurations to get your feet wet to what will and won't work for you. The best thing you can do is have a plan for how the configuration is going to be applied prior to designing any parts at all.
EDITED: Nevermind. as is often the case the trick to finding the answer on my own was to first ask the question here.
I think that is the option I'm looking for, but where do I find it? SW2014 if that makes a difference.
Eric Eubanks wrote: Is there a way to make it do that by default or do I have to go in to every mate and configure it?
Eric Eubanks wrote:
Applause for asking such a good question! With experience your questions are more specific and easier to give you the help you are seeking.
Agreed. This was a very well phrased specific question.
Eric Eubanks, I've been using SWX for about 5 years now and work with some advanced assemblies. Configurations with parts and assemblies and their mates can get very complicated, very quickly. Paul Risley has given you some excellent advice above about planning out what you want to do before proceeding. I find it is easiest for me to create the configurations as late as possible in the design process. But that may be because I wasn't following Paul's advice about planning and stumbled into that method through some good ole' denial and error.
Matt Peneguy wrote:... denial and error.
Matt Peneguy wrote:
... denial and error.
Day = Made
Thanks for the extended laugh Matt Peneguy
Actually, this is the default when I add config to the assembly. If I want to use the same mate for diff. config, I manually change (suppress/unsuppress) it
On a multiple mate selection RMB --> Properties and select "All Configurations" I expect all the mates to activate (unsuppress) in all configurations but it doesn't work.
I'm on SW15. Has the problem been solved on more recent versions of SW? Or is not the command intended to be working like I expect to be?
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