SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Matrix

SOLIDWORKS enables you to automatically develop multiple versions of a part and assembly configuration using simple table-driven functionality. Creating variations of a design within the same file streamlines “what if” scenarios, as well as planning for different applications.

With the SOLIDWORKS part and assembly configuration tool, you can:

  • Quickly create “derived” versions of a design to speed creation of a different version
  • Create part configurations by including, excluding, and varying features, dimensions, and display information, based on simple entries in a table
  • Create assembly configurations by including, excluding, and varying parts, features, dimensions, and display information in your assembly, based on simple entries in a table
  • Create simplified or detailed versions of your part design in the same file
  • Create a configuration for each step that a part passes through during manufacturing (for example, cast, then machined, then welded, etc.)
  • Create exploded versions of your assemblies to help explain your design
  • Use Configuration Publisher to prepare assemblies with multiple versions for use by others