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Equations and Configurations

For parts and assemblies that have multiple configurations, you can view the global variables, dimensions, and equations that apply to a specific configuration by using the configuration drop-down list in the upper right corner of any view.

You can create global variables and equations that will be applied to some configurations but not others, for parts and assemblies that have multiple configurations. You can do this by creating the equation, then suppressing it for some configurations.

Applying Equations to Selected Configurations

To create a global variable or equation that will be applied to some configurations but not all:

  1. Select the Equations View equations_view_icon .
  2. Create the global variable or equation and right-click.
  3. From the flyout menu, select Suppress Specify Configurations and indicate which configurations should not use this global variable or equation.
Select the Ordered View Ordered View icon, if you want to see all global variables and equations that have been created for a part or assembly, including those that have been suppressed for some configurations.

Unsupressing Equations to Selected Configurations

To unsuppress a global variable or an equation for one configuration:

  1. Select the Ordered View Ordered View icon.
  2. Select a configuration from the drop-down list in the upper right corner of the dialog box.
  3. Select the row containing the global variable or equation and right-click.
  4. From the flyout menu, select Unsuppress This Configuration .


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