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Assembly Configurations

Question asked by Don Cheke on May 28, 2012
Latest reply on May 29, 2012 by Don Cheke

I have a question about configurations, whether this is what I should be using to do what I want and, if so, how to do it.


One of the products we manufacture are deli slider doors. Much like slider windows in a frame that gets inserted into an opening.


One style is self-closing, so has a complex header with numerous parts attached to help facilitate self-closing.


We also make a manual closing deli slider that has a different header (simplified) and, of course, doesn’t use some of the parts associated with the self-closing slider header.


I thought that if I created a derived configuration from the self-closing frame assembly that I could remove the unneeded parts and replace the header and then select the desired configuration in the drawings to reflect self-closing or manual sliders.



I tried this by making a configuartion and changing it but it didn’t do that, it changed the original too. Earlier I had been successful creating different display states configurations.


Am I misunderstanding what configurations are used for? If so, what is the best way to approach what I discuss above? Should I pack and go (or save as) the frame assembly to a new name in the same general folder and change out the parts I need to?


Any insight would be very welcome.


I did do a forum search but didn't find something that addressed this in a manner I could grasp.