I want to make different versions of part so that I have one version for each type of fitment, but I do not want multiple parts. (so that most modifications to the primary configurations will change the sub configurations) (at the end after the photos I explain where I get stuck in this procedure)
My current approach:
Make one primary Default configuration of which I make 2 or more derived configurations. The derived configurations will be where there are slight changes to some feature dimensions for other fittings.
With the Solidworks tutorial with the hinge I remember we suppressed and unsuppresed features in between parts, but that way I will have lots and lots of features if I only want to change small dimensions on a current existing feature.
For example I have allot of cutouts on the same level all over the part and this area in the photos is only of those cutouts, so I used one function to cut all of them originaly. If I have to suppress this function I will also suppress other areas of my Part that I do not want to.
Here is how my current version 1 looks for a specific generator 1 to fit through:
Here is how the version 2 looks where I want to fit a generator 2 through:
Both are from the same feature. but when I change the feature sketch on configuration 2 it also changes on configuration 1. How can i make it change only on configuration 2 and keep the same dimensions of the sketch for configuration 1?
This should be possible as on the solidworks help page I fount this: where it states multiple configurations that have different sizes of the same feature. But I can not find how to do it.
Use configurations to create different versions of a part. Features are different from one configuration to another. For example, you might create:
- A simplified configuration with some features suppressed.
- Multiple configurations that have different sizes of the same feature.
- Configurations that use different materials
Any help would be much appreciated
I run Solidworks 2011