How do I set up multiple assy configurations? For example:
A mechanical pcb assy with multiple bom configurations...
Design table...you can supress/unsupress different parts in different configurations which will drive multiple BOM's
I'd start with the Help button in your SolidWorks interface, click on Tutorials, then Basic Techniques, and select the one on Design Tables.
Create assembly configurations, as many as needed. On assembly drawing link BOM to required configuration.
It's difficult to give a good answer without knowing what will vary between configurations, but it's certainly possible to have multiple configurations without an Excel-based design table. For example, if you have a Part that will not be in all configurations, right-click on it and choose "Configure Component" from the drop-down. That will bring up a simplified table where you can add configurations, suppress the Part for configurations as needed, or choose which configuration of the Part to use in each Assembly configuration. This also works for Mates, sketch dimensions, etc.
So you asked this question in the "Drawings and Detailing" section of the thread.
Do you want to know how to use multiple configurations in your drawing? Or did you accidentally place it here instead of the assembly forum?
Either way, there are a lot of great resources out there. A quick google search for "Solidworks assembly configurations" can give you a heck of a lot of information.
2015 SOLIDWORKS Help - Configurations
Drawing is where I ultimately will need to show the different configurations but I guess Assy is where I need to make the configurations.
Yes Steve Lyman, you would configure the assembly, then you could do drawings as multiple sheets (easiest) or multiple assemblies per sheet. With a design table, you could import the design table to your drawing sheet to show part variations among assemblies.
Well, outside of a google search, here are a couple of quick videos going over some steps to create some assembly configurations and using them in a drawing. See the attached videos.
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