Rebuild All SOLIDWORKS Configurations in One Step

Article by GoEngineer on Mar 05, 2017

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2017 you can now rebuild all configurations in one step. This new feature will allow you to rebuild and load each configuration without having to activate each one individually.

This feature will be most useful to users with a large number of configurations in their parts or assemblies. When changes to the design may affect many or all configurations. As it will save time vs. activating and rebuilding each configuration manually.

With this addition, you can ensure that all configurations are up to date without having to manually activate each configuration individually.

Ensure that all SOLIDWORKS configurations are up to date without having to manually activate each configuration individually.

There are multiple ways to trigger the “Rebuild All Configurations”:

  • Select Rebuild All Configurations from the Edit menu
Select Rebuild All Configurations from the Edit menu
  • Press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + B
  • In the Configuration Manager, right-click on the filename select Rebuild All Configurations
In the Configuration Manager, right-click on the filename select Rebuild All Configurations

After using one of the above options you can see that all the configurations are rebuilt and loaded by the green check marks next to each one.

All the configurations are rebuilt and loaded by the green check marks next to each one.

By utilizing one of these options to use the new “Rebuild All Configurations” feature it will save you time, and ensure that all of your configurations are up to date and all drawings produced from these will be updated and accurate the next time they are opened.

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