Example of Derived Configurations

This part contains three configurations: A, B, and C. Configuration A is the parent of configuration B, and configuration C is a top-level configuration, similar to configuration A.

Configuration A
Configuration B
Configuration C

Configurations A, B, and C will be used together in an assembly. An important design constraint is that A and B have the same width, so configuration B was created as a derived configuration of A.

Changes to the width in either Configuration A or B will be applied to both configurations, but Configuration C will remain unchanged.

By default, all dimensions of a derived configuration are linked to the parent dimensions. However, dimensions in the derived configuration can be unlinked from the parent. New features and feature suppressions created in a derived configuration are not expressed in any other configurations.

In Configuration B, the length dimension has been modified and unlinked from A. Additionally, features have been suppressed and new features were added. These new features are automatically suppressed in Configurations A and C.