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Component Configurations in an Assembly

If a component (either an individual part or a sub-assembly) has more than one configuration, you can specify which configuration to use for each instance in the assembly. You can specify which configuration to use for several components at a time, if the components have configurations with the same name.

You can also specify certain configuration-specific properties for the component.

To specify component configurations and configuration-specific properties:

  1. Right-click the component and select Component Properties .

To specify configurations for more than one component, hold down Ctrl and select the components, then right-click and select Component Properties . Properties that are common to all the selected components appear in the dialog box.

  1. Set the following options, then click OK.

Configuration specific properties

  • Referenced configuration. Select a configuration from the list. If the selected component is an instance of a component pattern, select one of the following:

    • Use same configuration as pattern seed component. If the selected component is an instance of a component pattern, this is the default setting.

    • Use named configuration. Select to specify a configuration that is different from the seed component, and select a configuration from the list.

  • Change properties in. (Only available in assemblies with more than one configuration.) Sets properties in This configuration, All configurations, or Specify configurations.

  • Suppression state. Controls the suppression state of the component.

  • Solve as. Sets the component as Rigid or Flexible.

  • Exclude from bill of materials. Omits this component from the bill of materials (BOM). Applies to only table-based BOMs, not Excel-based BOMs.

You can also right-click a component and select Configure component to configure the component configuration.

Related Topics

Comparison of Components Suppression States

Component Configurations in a Design Table

 



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