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Saving a Configuration as a new file

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gmagnicher

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Does anyone know of an easy way to take a single configuration that is in a parts model and save it as a new file. I have a drawing with 20 different configurations, but I just want to save one of these configurations and create a totally different parts model with it.

Thanks in advance for your help,

gmagnicher
 

g.white

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Saving a single configuration

I have had the same problem a few times too. I just "save as" then rename the file. Afterwards I open the file and just delete everything I don't want.

There may be a better way to do this but I have not heard of it yet.
 

gwinslow

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I just save as>copy of the model, open the copy and delete all configurations I don't want.
If you do this using SolidWorks Explorer, there's a checkbox at the top to save drawing too.
Just click the "save as" name cells and rename.
 

dbarmew

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I just do a file/saveas/copy and rename. Then open the new file and strip the configs that you don't need.
 

myladin

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Hi gmagnicher,

The easist way I know of is to save the entire file, with all it's configurations, as another part number. Go to the new file and click on the configuration manager. Highlight all the configurations you don't want and right click. Choose delete and there you go. The only configuration left will be the one you don't delete.

Good Luck
Myladin
 

rsg61

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save asb

you can either just select the configuration then chose file save as part. this should just save that configuration. or you can open a part, click file insert, and chose part. you can then insert a part into a part!
right clicking the part in the tree and select external refs allows you to pick the configuration you want

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fcsuper

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you can either just select the configuration then chose file save as part. this should just save that configuration. or you can open a part, click file insert, and chose part. you can then insert a part into a part!
right clicking the part in the tree and select external refs allows you to pick the configuration you want

Solidworks Contractor
Good answer to the question!
 

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