Hello Solidworks group,
I came accross a unique requirement, hope SolidWorks already has some solution for it or may be some expert knows a way around & help me.
Design a tank with 2 or more than 2 inlet/outlet flanges (say 4) & all flanges have different sizes, that may vary.(say from size of 1,2,3,4,5,6)
So total 4 (flanges) x 6 (different sizes) = 24 configurations.
1) Naming convention for all the configurations becomes long & complicated
2) While inserting the part (tank) into the assembly, selection of the right configuration takes time, as the Configuration selection window is too small, number of configurations are more & names in the list are long, which makes it uneasy to find the right configuration.
Have different design table for different flange in same part (tank) file.
While inserting the part file in assembly, Solidworks should display a window with combo-boxes, associated with the design table names. Every combo-boxes containing the list of configurations of that design table.
This will help end users to select the right configuration / combination of configurations quickly.
About the size of the window for configuration selection, I suggest it should be displayed in Property Manager, so that it could be resized & may be more options could be provided like having mates (normally the first step in assembly, after bringing in parts is doing mates) & "Fix" or "Float" radio button option
I look forward for a solution.
Thanks & Regards