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Is it possible to use a configuration specific parameter in Flex options?

Question asked by Asko Kauppi on Dec 9, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2017 by Asko Kauppi

I'm making a nozzle part that I would like to expose in multiple configurations, such as:

- straight

- part of it bent 45° to the left

- part of it bent 45° to the right

 

The way I know to do this is to place multiple features, each enabled for a certain configuration, like this:

flexes.PNG

Each of these features shares multiple options (position of the triad, distance of trim plane) so they are almost duplicates. Is there a better way in SolidWorks, to avoid duplicating such options within multiple features?

I've seen configuration parameters, but they are always being applied on sketch dimensions. Here, I'd like to have different values for the highlighted field:flex angle.PNG

 

My programmer self strongly favors DRY designs, and I hope they are possible within the CAD realm, as well.

 

- asko

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