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Create Configuration

The Create Configuration Generation Task will create a Configuration in the Model it runs on.


Property NameDescription
(Name)The unique name for this task.
Activate ConfigurationTRUE to activate the Configuration after it has been created.
Alternate NameThe alternate name to give the Configuration.
CommentThe comment to give the Configuration.
Configuration NameThe name of the Configuration to create.
DescriptionThe description of the Configuration.
Parent NameThe name of the parent Configuration (if any).


When this Generation task is added the properties are both dynamic and static by default.
See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Activate ConfigurationTRUETRUEThis will Activate the newly created Configuration within the Generated Model.
Alternate Name"Machined"MachinedThe alternative name to give to the Configuration. This maybe used in other features such as when creating a Bill of Materials
Comment"Holes Suppressed"Holes SuppressedComment to assign to the Configuration.
Configuration Name"Initial Machining"Initial MachiningThe name to be given to the newly created Configuration.
Description"The Part before drilling."The Part before drilling.The Description of the Configuration being created by the Generation Task.
Parent Name"Default"DefaultThe Name of the Parent Configuration.
Leaving the Parent Name property blank will create a configuration at the same level as the default configuration.

Generation Sequence

This Task can be added to the following Generation Sequence(s):

  • Pre Drive (will be run before the Main Drive Sequence)
  • Post Drive (will be run after the Main Drive Sequence)

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Drive Config Specific Dimensions

Use the Create Configuration or Switch Configuration generation tasks to control configuration specific dimensions.

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