Example - Using a Custom PropertyManager

As you insert a component into an assembly, you select the component's configuration using a custom PropertyManager created in Configuration Publisher.

For example, suppose you have already created a shim (shim.sldprt) with a single configuration. In Configuration Publisher, you use rules to define valid combinations of parameters for shims of various lengths, widths, thicknesses, and materials.

Now you want to add a shim with the following values to an assembly:
Length 125 mm
Width 50 mm
Thickness 15 mm
Material Type 316 stainless steel

To insert the shim:

  1. Open the assembly.
  2. Insert shim.sldprt into the assembly using any method (such as dragging from Windows Explorer or using Insert Components ).
    The PropertyManager appears as the Configure Component PropertyManager. It contains fields and values for each variable according to the rules you defined in Configuration Publisher.

  3. Select the values you want for length, width, thickness, and material.
  4. Click .
    In the graphics area, the part updates to reflect the values you selected. A new configuration is added to shim.sldprt. When you save the assembly file, shim.sldprt is also saved with its new configuration.
    You can change configurations after inserting the component. Right-click the component in the graphics area or FeatureManager design tree and click Configure Part/Assembly .