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Create/Export configurable part with differet names?

nocry3nocry3 Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
Hello,

I have created a configurable part, which also works so far. Now I want to export always the same 8 configurations as stl for a 3D printer. After a few modifications to the part then again the same 8 configurations and so on.

I can create the 8 parts in an assembly and also export them one by one. But how can I give the parts different names for the export? At the moment I have to identify each part again and again and enter the correct name.

Or is there another way to solve my problem??

Greetings
Ralf


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  • nocry3nocry3 Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
    Here is a picture of the part and configuration


  • nocry3nocry3 Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
    Is my question too easy or too difficult to get an answer?

    I have read and looked at several articles about onshape configuratioen but have not found a solution to my problem

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,240
    ralf said:
    Is my question too easy or too difficult to get an answer?

    I have read and looked at several articles about onshape configuratioen but have not found a solution to my problem

    You have not found a solution because no solution exists. 
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  • nocry3nocry3 Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
    edited February 2021
    Thanks for your reply.
    Have I used the configurations in Onshape incorrectly?

    For example, when I design a configurable screw, I would like to export only very specific configurations of the parameter combinations.

    For example:
    M5 (5 mm thick) 8, 10, 16 and 20 mm long
    M6 (6mm thick) 8, 10, 16 and 20 mm long

    Is something like this really not possible in Onshape?


  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,659 PRO
    edited February 2021
    @Evan_Reese created a feature for naming parts. It may be useful for this.
    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/13832/configure-part-name-feature


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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,240
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  • nocry3nocry3 Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
    edited February 2021
    Only partially. I would have to abuse some keyword for the export rules and the part name.

    Is there a page where all possible keywords for the export rules are given? I only found the post from fda in the linked post.
    Can I use configuration variables in export rules?

  • HologosHologos Member Posts: 3
    @nocry3 If you open your configurations tab and select configuration properties, there is Name property which you let you rename the part. I then create assembly with all configurations and export it that way.
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