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The Design rule configuration management is used to distinguish configurations attached to the application from those attached to the electrical project.


A configuration attached to the Application will be common to all the electrical projects using this configuration. A configuration attached to the electrical project will only be visible in the current electrical project.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical uses configurations attached to the electrical project as default and if there are none at the electrical project level, uses those attached to the application.


Delete: Deletes the selected configuration file.

Properties: Edits the selected configuration file.

Duplicate: Copies a configuration file. A message asks you if you would like to open the file to modify it.

Add to project / to application: Adds configurations available at the application level to your electrical project and, in the same way, to make a configuration you have created for your electrical project available at the application level.

Archive: Creates a configuration archive file. This feature is used to exchange configuration files.

Unarchive: Recovers a configuration file that was initially archived.


Use in project / Remove from project: Adds or removes a file in the list of configurations used in the electrical project.


Rename: Renames the selected configuration file. A dialog box opens asking you to define the new name of the file.


Change to report: Changes a design rule configuration to a report configuration.

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