4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 17, 2014 3:33 PM by Jerry Steiger


    Zach Zimmerman

      I understand the basic idea behind configurations. I am working in an assembly model that has 3 axis of rotation/motion with multiple configs for elevation, plan, and normal views in my drawing. As I continue to work in my model and add hardware or change components, how do I make changes in a single configuration or all of the configurations? There are times when I make changes in the model and go to a different config and the model blows up (red). Or I change my model and the drawing changes obviously.  I'm just confused and wonder if someone could point me to a good thread that covers configs or derived configs or how to manipulate multiple configs vs. a single config. Should I make specific configs for drawing views so the drawing isn't affected everytime I move my model? Any help at all is greatly appreciated.



      Thanks ZZ

        • Re: Configurations
          Glenn Schroeder

          First of all, please explain what you mean about different configurations for different drawing views (elevation, plan, and normal).  You don't need configurations for that, unless I'm more confused than usual.  You can show plan, elevation, isometric, etc. of a model that has only one configuration.

            • Re: Configurations
              Zach Zimmerman

              I work on load out spouts that have a slewing rotation, telescoping rotation, and raise/lower. In the plan view I show the slewing rotation from one end to the other. In the elevation view I show extended telescoping and retracted telescoping views. So there are multiple orientations/rotations that I need to have shown in the drawing and multiple configs that I use in the model for reference or functionality, all which require different configurations. Hope this makes sense. It's just easy for me to get lost in my configurational mumbo jumbo.

            • Re: Configurations
              Jerry Steiger



              In the Configuration Tab, you can right mouse click on each configuration and set the Properties. Under Advanced Options for Parts you can choose to either suppress features that are added in other configuations or to include them. For Assemblies you also have the options to hide or suppress new components.


              You might want to look into Derived Configurations. The idea is that the derived configuration inherits all of its values from the parent. You can then add new features or components that aren't reflected in the parent.


              Jerry S.