1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 6, 2012 1:21 PM by John Matrishon

    3dVia Composer - Pro-E & Configurations

    Kevin Stickels

      We are nnew to Composer and in the process of transitioning from Pro-E to SW. The issue we are currently having is bringing what Pro-E calls "instances" into Composer. My background is SW so it appears when ever a Pro-E file is called into Composer, it comes in as the default configuration. What is the moethod to get the correct configuration to appear in Composer? 

        • Re: 3dVia Composer - Pro-E & Configurations
          John Matrishon

          Kevin, composer does not support configurations.  Basically, because it doesn't need to.  I recommend that whatever configuration of the assembly you put it, make sure it has all the components you need just hidden, not suppress (in SolidWorks lingo). Then you can use Composer to make different views with those components that you need hidden or shown (think of kinda like a display state).  Now if you are talking about configurations of components inside an assembly, you will have to go a bit further to get that.  What I tend to do is bring that component config in seperately, then move it into place using it's similar actor for alignments.  It is very fast once you can wrap your brain around it.  Remember, Composer is not a CAD package so you need to think differently.