SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Configuring Routing Components – #SW2019

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If you haven’t used Configure Component, I would have to say now is the time. Configure Component is a user-defined PropertyManager for parts and assemblies that have more than one configuration. It enables you to select the configuration of a component when you place it in an assembly. You define Configure Component PropertyManagers in the Configuration Publisher dialog box.

So, you ask. What is Configuration Publisher? It is a tool that can help define and navigate you thru picking specific configurations at the assembly level or when downloading a model from 3D Content Central.

Now, in SOLIDWORKS 2019 You can use the Configure Component tool for Routing components with route properties in assemblies when the Routing add-in is enabled.

Please note: You must include a component or assembly that has its parameters defined through the Configuration Publisher.

First thing you want to do is Click Tools>Options>System Options>Routing and select Use configure components to select configuration.

Next, enable SOLIDWORKS Routing add-in.

With an assembly open, you can either use Insert Component on the Assembly CommandManager tab

or just Drag and Drop from the Design Library.

Notice the Configure Component Property Manager is visible. Also, you have the option to choose the Parameters or the Configuration name.

Make your selection and hit the green check mark.

I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2019. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI Application Engineers will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2019. All these articles will be stored in the category of “SOLIDWORKS What’s New.”

Roger Ruffin
Sr. Application Engineer
Computer Aided Technology, LLC

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