Modify Configurations Dialog Box

The Modify Configurations dialog box facilitates creating and modifying configurations for commonly configured parameters in parts and assemblies.

To create or modify configurations, do one of the following:

  • Right-click an item and select Configure Dimension, Configure Feature, Configure Component, or Configure Material.
    Not all items can be configured in the Modify Configurations dialog box.

    Valid items include:

    • For parts: features, sketches, dimensions, and material
    • For assemblies: components, assembly features, mates, and dimensions of assembly features and mates
  • In the ConfigurationManager, expand Tables , right-click an existing table, and click Show Table.
The dialog box lists the configurations of the model in one column and the configurable parameters in the other columns.
A value highlighted in yellow means that a derived configuration has a value that overrides the parent value.

A column highlighted in a different color means that the column is blocked from editing. To unblock the column, edit the column in the Configuration Table dialog box.

Configuration Name

Lists the configuration of the model. The active configuration appears in bold.

To add new configurations:

  1. Click <Creates a new configuration>.
  2. Enter a name.
  3. Press Enter.

You can right-click any configuration and click the following:

Rename Configuration Changes the name of the selected configuration.
Delete Configuration Deletes the selected configuration from the model.
Add Derived Configuration Adds a derived configuration as a child of the selected configuration.
Switch to Configuration Makes the selected configuration the active one.
Click Rebuild active configuration to update to the configuration you activated.


The table contains the following sections:
Sketches and Features Feature dimension values and suppression states.
Components Component suppression states and referenced configuration.

Assemblies only.

Custom Properties Configuration-specific custom properties.
Parameters Parameters applied to the configuration.

Configuration Parameters

You can modify the following configuration parameters:

Suppress new features Parts only.
Suppress new features and mates Assemblies only.
Suppress new components  
Fix / Float Assemblies only.
Child components in BOM Configures the setting for Child component display when used as a subassembly in the Configuration Properties PropertyManager.

Select Show, Hide, or Promote.

Exclude from BOM on Insert Configures the setting for Set 'Exclude from bill of materials' when inserted into assembly in the Configuration Properties PropertyManager.

Parameters Columns

You can add more columns by double-clicking items in the graphics area or FeatureManager design tree. Click at the top of a column to select other parameters of a feature to configure.

Linked dimensions are grouped in a column labeled Linked Dimension instead of appearing in columns for individual features. Each linked dimension appears in the list only once, even if it is used in several features.

You can add a column for every configured parameter in the model at once by clicking All Parameters at the bottom of the dialog box.

In the parameter columns, you can click in a cell and:
  • Change numeric values.
  • Select from a list of component configurations or part materials.
  • Change the suppression state of features, sketches, components, and mates.
  • Change the fix state of components.

You can right-click the header of a parameter column and click the following:

Delete Deletes the column from the table.
Rename Highlights the name so you can enter a new name for the parameter. When you click Apply or save the table, the parameter name updates in the model.
Unconfigure Applies the active configuration's value to all configurations and deletes the column from the table.

To rearrange the order of columns in the table, select a column header and drag the column.


Flip rows and columns Transposes rows and columns in the table.
Rebuild active configuration  
Rebuild all configurations Do one of the following:
  • In the ConfigurationManager, right-click the file name and click Rebuild All Configurations.
  • In a file, click Edit > Rebuild All Configurations.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + B.
Rebuild All Configurations is available only when there are multiple configurations in a file.
Hide/Show Sketches and Features Controls the visibility of columns that contain suppression states, and sketch and feature dimensions.
Hide/Show Components Controls the visibility of columns that contain component configurations, fix/float states, and suppression states.
Hide/Show Custom Properties Controls visibility of the Custom Properties column for configuration-specific custom properties. The Custom Properties column contains subcolumns for configured properties. Click at the top of the column to select other properties to configure. You can create new properties by selecting **New Property from the list.
Hide/Show Configuration Parameters Controls the visibility of columns that contain configuration parameters.
Save table view Applies changes to the model and saves the current view of the table. For new table views, enter a name in the field before saving. Tables are saved in the Tables folder on the ConfigurationManager tab.
All Parameters Adds a column for every configured parameter in the model.