Using SolidWorks Simplified Configurations in SmarTeam

Simplified Configuration Extension (SCE) is a suffix added to a configuration that allows users to display and use multiple configurations while maintaining only ONE profile card.

1. In solidworks, Select smarteam menu and click on options. Type [*] in the simplified configuration extension field.

2. Start System configuration editor [Start/All programs/ Smarteam/ Administrative tools/System configuration editor]

3. Search for "simplified" in system configuration editor                      

4. Click on legacy preferences.config setting

5. Select “Add Value”

6. Select “Domain” for the override level and add (*) for the value. Click on save changes

7. A part in solidworks with three configurations..

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In this example, since asterix [*] is the simplified configuration, we can create multiple configurations with any text (Default, expl, flat) within the brackets. The name of the configuration itself should be the same. Case sensitivity MUST be followed. We cannot have Test, test, TEST…

8. Other than [ ] the following special characters are supported :

Special characters are:
! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) –

3 comments on “Using SolidWorks Simplified Configurations in SmarTeam

  1. This has been a HUGE help for our SolidWorks / Smarteam design work. Now, we can have many “versions” or configurations of a SolidWorks model, but only ONE profile card in Smarteam. This allows us to have Flat Pattern configurations of a Sheet metal part, but not have that configuration added as a Smarteam object. We may also have a part with two or more configurations, one with ALL features turned on, for showing on a print for example, and one with all features off, for use in assemblies where loading speed and hardware intensity are critical. Overall, this is great functionality to use and I recommend others using Smarteam to consider it when making their SolidWorks models.
    Thanks Inflow!

  2. This has been a HUGE help for our SolidWorks / Smarteam design work. Now, we can have many “versions” or configurations of a SolidWorks model, but only ONE profile card in Smarteam. This allows us to have Flat Pattern configurations of a Sheet metal part, but not have that configuration added as a Smarteam object. We may also have a part with two or more configurations, one with ALL features turned on, for showing on a print for example, and one with all features off, for use in assemblies where loading speed and hardware intensity are critical. Overall, this is great functionality to use and I recommend others using Smarteam to consider it when making their SolidWorks models.
    Thanks Inflow!

  3. This has been a HUGE help for our SolidWorks / Smarteam design work. Now, we can have many “versions” or configurations of a SolidWorks model, but only ONE profile card in Smarteam. This allows us to have Flat Pattern configurations of a Sheet metal part, but not have that configuration added as a Smarteam object. We may also have a part with two or more configurations, one with ALL features turned on, for showing on a print for example, and one with all features off, for use in assemblies where loading speed and hardware intensity are critical. Overall, this is great functionality to use and I recommend others using Smarteam to consider it when making their SolidWorks models.
    Thanks Inflow!

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