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Configuration Publisher

The Create PropertyManager dialog box has been renamed to Configuration Publisher. In addition to its previous functionality, you can now use the dialog box to prepare models for uploading to 3D ContentCentral.

In the dialog box, you define the interface for specifying configurations. You upload models to 3D ContentCentral directly from the dialog box. On 3D ContentCentral, your end users select values to build the configuration they want. When they download your model, it contains only the configuration they specified.

You can now use rules to define the configurations of a model. Your model must contain a design table (single or multiple rows). As in previous releases of SolidWorks, you can define all the configurations in a multiple-row design table. Alternatively, now you can create a single-row design table that includes all the variables you need. Then, in the Configuration Publisher dialog box, you create rules to define the configurations. You assign values for the variables and define relationships between them.

In the Configuration Publisher dialog box, you drag controls (list boxes, number boxes, and check boxes) from the palette on the left into the pane in the center. You set attributes for each control in the pane on the right.

As in previous releases of SolidWorks, you can still build a PropertyManager that enables you to select a configuration when you place the model in an assembly. Other enhancements:

  • You can configure custom properties.
  • You can create PropertyManagers for assemblies.

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