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How to make a prompt when inserting a toolbox library part?

Question asked by Ryan Long on Nov 22, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 22, 2013 by Ryan Long

Hi Everyone,

 

I've saved a copy of a toolbox screw part and created different sizes/configurations using a design table.

 

When inserting the screw part into an assembly I'd like the solidworks interface to prompt and ask which screw size I would like to insert.

 

Picture 1 shows the inserted toolbox part which mates correctly, however just inserts the last saved configuration.

 

Picture 2 shows me inserting a regular part which brings up the prompt box.

 

Picture 3 shows the tree with different symbols for toolbox and a regular part.

 

My question is do I need to somehow convert the toolbox part to a regular part for this to work? and if so how?

 

Thanks for you time.

 

Ryan

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