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How to create various positions of large assemblies in configurations?

Question asked by Al Beau on Sep 13, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2017 by Peter Kennedy

Hello, I'm trying to create various positions for a solidworks drawing and I'm not sure what to do.

I would like to create machine position 1, 2, 3 ect... This includes roll pitch yaw rotations and xyz translations.


I tried creating new configurations that suppress new features and mates and new components, but I'm not sure how to get the position of my assembly to stay per configuration. I tried doing lock mates for each configuration but the system errors out. I tried using distance mates but it seems overly complicated of setting 6 mates per picture.


Is there an easy solution to get different positions per configuration for my drawings?