Is someone know how to activate several configurations simultaneously to import them later in a CAM software later ?
Thank you on advance for your help
Create an assembly and bring the part into the assembly, showing each part instance as a different configuration. Bring the assembly into your CAM software. What CAM software are you using? Also more detail on what you are trying to do with your CAM software? Knowing more specifics of what you are trying to do will help folks here give you a more appropriate answer for your specific CAM software.
Thank you Anna I gonna try it.
I'm using GIbbsCAM as CAM software
Does Gibbs have the capability to open SW asm files? If not, save the sldprt off as new files for each configuration you want to open in Gibbs. Looks like Gibbs can open SW assembly files. http://www.gibbscam.com/data/File/pdf/gc_mlg96_070212.pdf
When you say "showing each part instance as a different configuration", isn't it the goal of configurations tool in a part file ?
I'm not sure I'm understanding how to do that in a assembly and why in a assembly ?
Do you have any sample files ?
Damien are you looking to split the configurations from your part files into individual files in Parasolid, IGES or Step format so that you can import them to CAM software. Then there are several macros available to do it and those can be modified as per need.
Few of them are
DocExport by Lenny: Assists user in exporting selected SolidWorks model configurations or SolidWorks drawing sheets to different file types. This is useful when you need to separate many configurations into individual files of another file type for a vendor to use/reference.
ConfigRipper by Jeff: Copies all of a model's configurations to their own individual files. The new files will have the same name as their source configuration in the original model.
Re: Save drawing as jpg and rename (can be modified for part)
Thank you for your help but it's not exactly what I'm looking for.
I need to make active all configurations in SolidWorks so I'm able to import any of them in GIbbsCAM later.
You can have only one at a time in part mode or insert the part x no. of configurations times into your assembly and change each configurations (so that you have all of them in the assembly) as Anna suggested.
You are asking to activate configurations simultaneously in a part file, i.e; the same time.
You can't do that, only one configuration can be active at a time in a part file.
To get around this bring your part into an assembly file multiple times. Then RMB on the part and select Properties to show each instance of the part in a different configuration. This is an option you have in assemblies.
You can add mates to your parts in the assembly to set up the parts like they would be mounted in your fixturing. You could go and model your fixture and add them to your assembly, so you can program around the fixtures in Gibbs.
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