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Configuration breaks on negative dimension values

Question asked by Axel Dahmen on Feb 5, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2020 by Dara Kong

I'm not sure if I'm doing something stupid here or if SolidWorks has a bug:


When you enter negative dimension values, the sign for this dimension changes in all configurations.


Is this by intention? I don't think so.


Attached please find my simple sample project demonstrating the issue.


First, I ...

  1. create two configurations,
  2. create a sketch,
  3. create a line in the sketch,
  4. add a vertical and a horizontal dimension to it,
  5. configure both dimensions to be configurable.


This is configuration 1:


This is configuration 2:


Next, I edit one of the dimensions to change its direction by entering a negative value (or, alternatively, by clicking the direction button left to the primary dimension value):


Doing so, the corresponding dimension now points to the other direction:


When I now switch over to the other configuration, the corresponding dimension also switched direction, but this is not by intention:


Does anyone know a remedy for this? Did I do something wrong?