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Assembly Configuration: Choose Different Parts?

I am trying to build a Rocket Thrust Stand that can hold onto different size motors. I have a motor that can be configured to the different sizes I want, but I have a McMaster part that holds the motor to the stand (Strut Mount Clamp). Each Motor has a different clamp that corresponds to it. I figured out that I can add all the parts to the assembly and suppress the ones that don't correspond, but that hardly seems like an efficient solution. 


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,160
    What else would you propose?
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • BenTaylorBenTaylor Member Posts: 30 PRO
    This would probably be more modeling work on your end, but you could model the clamps in a configured part studio (such that changing the configuration modifies the dimensions of a generic "clamp" part). The assembly configuration could then be set up to change the configuration of the inserted clamp part.
    Ben Taylor
    Biomechanical Engineer - Healing Innovations
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