Special Assembly Configurations

You can create new assembly configurations, by either suppressing or resolving all of the components at once.

Open the assembly in a new configuration with one of these options:
  • structure only shown (all components suppressed)
  • all referenced models shown (all components resolved)

To suppress or resolve all components in a new assembly configuration:

  1. Click File > Open.
  2. Browse to the desired assembly document, select Advanced under Configurations, and click Open.
  3. In the Configure Document dialog box, select one of the following:
    Option Description
    New configuration showing all referenced models Opens the complete assembly. The components are all resolved and shown, regardless of their suppression and visibility state when last saved. All components appear in the assembly model.
    New configuration showing assembly structure only Opens the assembly structure only. The components are suppressed, regardless of their state when last saved. No components appear in the assembly model until you change their suppression state to resolved.
  4. Type a new Configuration name, and click OK.
    The assembly opens in the new configuration.