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Configurations and In-context Components

You can have more than one instance of an in-context component that is geometrically different in an assembly.

To accomplish this, you must have the following:

  • A driving part with more than one configuration.
  • A subassembly with more than one configuration.
  • A driven part with more than one configuration. The driven part is built in the context of the subassembly referencing the different geometry in the two configurations of the driving part.
    When you create components in the context of an assembly, the software saves them inside the assembly file, and you can immediately begin modeling. Later, you can save the components to external files or delete them. See Virtual Components.

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