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Configuration Titles

Logan_5Logan_5 Member Posts: 35 ✭✭
I am starting a u-bolt part studio and want to use configurations to have all the u-bolts in one place.  First off, is this a good idea or practice in Onshape?  Second, I have figured out how to add features into the configuration builder, but have not figured out how to rename them to a meaningful name.  Right now they are Radius, Distance, Length, Distance, and Distance.  I'd like to rename them to a custom name.  Can someone help me with this?

https//cad.onshape.com/documents/a7f18e86cfb1619764bfa464/w/6c4fffd6a6fba7b6c43b5ce7/e/65647ca1b55354c866df2bbe


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  • Logan_5Logan_5 Member Posts: 35 ✭✭
    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/a7f18e86cfb1619764bfa464/w/6c4fffd6a6fba7b6c43b5ce7/e/65647ca1b55354c866df2bbe

    The link doesn't seem to work in the first post.  I hope this works.

    Thanks,
    Logan
  • Logan_5Logan_5 Member Posts: 35 ✭✭
    edited July 2018
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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,691
    It’s not currently possible to rename column headers in configurations. Please vote on or create an improvement request in the category on the right —>
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • Logan_5Logan_5 Member Posts: 35 ✭✭

    Can a table or spreadsheet be imported into the configuration tab in order to recreate multiple different part numbers with different geometry?  I have only found a way to export the table created.  This would be a huge time saver for someone or a company looking to migrate over to Onshape.

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,691
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • Logan_5Logan_5 Member Posts: 35 ✭✭
    Thank you Neil, that fixes part of my issues.  I have submitted a formal improvement request on editing table headers and rearranging them.
  • tom_augertom_auger Member Posts: 92 ✭✭
    edited August 2020
    Does anyone know whether renaming headers is on the roadmap? Owen's workaround is great but.... it's a workaround and kinda a waste of effort... I find myself in the exact same use case as Logan - driving multiple "distance" dimensions within the same sketch. I had hope that the configuration table would be a much more elegant solution than setting up a whole army of variables at the top of the Features stack...

    EDIT - looks like Configuration Variables kind of fulfills the need but in an awkward sort of way. That tabular layout of regular configuration values really makes the most sense... all you need to be able to do is rename those column headers and we're good to go!
  • tom_augertom_auger Member Posts: 92 ✭✭
    Ugh just tried (and abandoned) configuration variables. It's even more cumbersome as it isn't tabular and doesn't expose the variable value until you inspect the individual configuration variable. I'm just going with variables in the feature stack for now, and just moving them to the "top" of the stack for greater visibility.
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