Replace Components Options
I know what Replace Component does; it’s a good way to update a component in an assembly that has gone through a revision or change. But what in tarnation does matching the name or manually selecting a configuration mean?
Well, the new, more knowledgeable me found out:
-If you choose the “match name” option, SOLIDWORKS will try to match the configuration name of the old component with a configuration in the new replacement.
-If “manually select” is chosen, you can choose the matching configuration in the new replacement.
If the new replacement component doesn’t have any configurations, then either option will work fine.
Not as confusing as I originally thought. Nice one, SOLIDWORKS!
Computer Aided Technology