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Question asked by Matt Hampshire on Apr 24, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2009 by Matt Hampshire
Hello again, ye' Solidworks gurus

I made a 2D sketch for aluminum extrusion and polycarbonate. Run the weldments for the frame, extrude for the polycarbonate panel.

Then I made three configurations of this door. All the same height, three different widths, called "Left door", "Right doors", "Front doors" in that part.

..... That was my part (.SLDPRT)

Then I made an assembly of that part and added the hinges, end caps, handle, etc.
...... That was my door assembly


Then I dragged the door assembly into my project assembly, added the appropriate mates. OK...... THEN I went into the project's feature tree, to the door part (.SLDPRT) and set the configuration to the appropriate one for the location of each particular door.

I smiled, cause it worked! Awesome..... So I save the drawing, go do something else, open this project again, and WHAT THE!?!?!? All the doors are "Left doors". What gives? I tried to set each configuration several more times. Once I reopen the project, all the doors are set to one configuration. I think it's always the LAST configuration I selected.

Is there a way to make this work? Or do I have to mate the caps, handles and hinges in the final project? a.k.a bring the door PART into the project, set the configuration there and add the components?

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