I have a trailer design that has approximately 100-150 parts and sub-assemblies and I am trying to configure our model to cover all of the different options that we can sell it with. My problem is I now have 18 configurations with a couple more to add and the file size is 19M. It appears that each new configuration adds about 1M to the file size. I have had issues with SW crashing when I try switch configurations or just look at the screen wrong. I am concerned that the file is getting too big. I have 12G of RAM but the other users here only have 6G.
I have also set up 4 display states for the fender options so I can turn them show or hide them no matter what configuration I am in.
I guess my real question is "Is it better to set-up different configurations for the different options or just show or hide them with display states?"
I am just getting back into SolidWorks after going to the "Dark Side" of ProE last year with my old job. I am glad to be back in the light of SolidWorks but I never used configurations that much and only for toolbox parts not in assemblies.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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