Does any have or know where I could get a macro that auto rebuilds my configurations. I have some parts that have 1,000 configurations and I don't want to cycle through them to activate the changes that I made in the design table. Thanks
the only way I know how to rebuild all configs is to get to the modify configuration dialog box (right click dim and select Configure Dimension, or right click feature in tree and select the same) then next to the stop light select the drop down arrow (see image) and select Rebuild All Configs
edit: I agree with Josh... that is a lot of configs.. there might be an easier way to accomplish what you really want.
Is there any particular reason you want every configuration to be rebuilt now? It will really blow up your file size.
When you activate and rebuild a configuration, SW saves certain geometry data about that configuration in the file. Un-activated, un-rebuilt configurations do not add much to the file size, but activated, rebuilt configs do. 1000+ configs is a lot, even for a simple part.
If the configuration needs to be rebuilt, it will automatically be rebuilt when activated/used.
Quite a few times I have left the design table after making changes (e.g. hole position, hole pattern, swapping components "in assemblies", weights, changing dims.) to see that the changes have not taken affect. The reason for having the all of the configurations active is to show a true account when the design table is used in the drawing. If the weights, dims., and other things are not truly active and correct I will have a angry shop.
I would rather have these values updated automatically so that the design table shown on the drawing is true.
Just to make sure I understand your goal...
Your design table includes things like weight, etc. that are driven by the model (rather than drive the model) and you want the table to update with values calculated from rebuilding the model, right?
Yes, I want the design table to be changed when I change the model, but I want this to happen if I change the model in the model space or in the design table.
I use Paul's above method to rebuild my configs many times a day. Works great!
As a matter of fact, I think the "Modify Configurations" dialog is one of the best new recent features to Solidworks right behind the "S" key.
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