Some of my derived configurations are not appearing on the configuration selection drop down.These are all in a design table.

Has anyone seen this before/ know how to fix it?

 

I've found this: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/671227?q=Some%20derived%20configs%20not%20showing%20in%20selection%20drop%20down

But it's not exactly the same issure.

 

 

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Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Configurations∕Design Tables

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Last comment By: John Matrishon   Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:56:52 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Did you check the bottom of your list?  This happened to me when I added new items to my table they always show up on the bottom of the list unless you re-order them.

 

Another thing is I believe you have to regenerate each config for them to show up as well.  I went thru and double clicked on each configuration to activate each one.

By: Timothy Taby  Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:28:25 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

You can rebuild all configurations in SW 2017 and up using this little tidbit:

http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2016/11/solidworks-rebuild-configurations/

 

Another option is to slide your freeze bar up then downward (this forces a rebuild of all configurations (assuming you have that setting set:))

 

Also, you can use this little button:

By: Dan Pihlaja  Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:33:44 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Checked the bottom, no luck there.

By: Grant Kirkland  Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:27:46 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Tried that, still no dice.

 

It's doing it with this angle ring, also. Many derived configs, but only the parents are showing.

By: Grant Kirkland  Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:37:27 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Are these toolbox parts, and if they are have you removed the toolbox part flag with sldsetdocprop.exe?

By: Matt Peneguy  Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:54:16 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

I am having the exact same issues on a brand new install of 2017. Has anybody figured this out. It was working fine last week on my old laptop running the same version.

By: Dan Griffiths  Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:09:20 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Not toolbox - completely modeled by hand.

By: Grant Kirkland  Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:35:15 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Are you missing the green check to the right of the selection box also? I seem to remember one being there, but it's gone now.

I've restarted, repaired, tried different assembly tempatles, tried coworker computers with no luck.

By: Grant Kirkland  Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:37:42 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

I have the exact same issue running 2017 SP4.01. Tried running a repair but that didn't work. Resetting the registry resolves this but I find it painful as I have to go through all my settings again. If you work on a pdm I would get your var to look at this.

By: Chris Daniel  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:05:03 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

I reinstalled Solidworks and went back to SP 0.0 and everything is working fine now.

By: Dan Griffiths  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:09:14 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Grant Kirkland, Chris Daniel and Dan Griffiths,

Have any of you reached out to your VAR about this?  This sounds like a large bug to me.  If you can, contact your VAR about it and post back an SPR here, I'll definitely vote for it.  I've got some configured parts I use, and if I run into this, I want it solved.  What you guys are having to deal with is absolutely unacceptable.

By: Matt Peneguy  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:32:49 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

I haven't contacted our VAR yet. Out of the thousands of configured parts it's only a problem on these two. Everything was fine 2017 SP3.0 so this seems to be a 4.1 specific issue. Effects everyone who opens the parts, so it's not computer specific - it's SW probably.

By: Grant Kirkland  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:40:25 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Well, it sounds like you have narrowed it down more than enough for the VAR to take over.

By: Matt Peneguy  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:58:05 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

I had the same issue on 2017 SP4.01. I tried resetting the registry but it did not fix the issue for me.  What did eventually fix the issue was to make sure that the configuration tree sort order was set to either 'manual' or 'history-based'. As you would suspect, numeric and literal do not seem to support derived configurations.

 

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By: Colt Carson  Sun, 03 Dec 2017 02:26:23 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Yep, that did it. Good find!

By: Grant Kirkland  Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:59:29 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Here is one other problem you may encounter that seems directly related to this issue. If you create the derived configurations while the configuration sort order is set to 'manual' or 'history based' you must switch the sort order to 'literal' before all configurations are accessible in the modify configurations dialog.

 

-What the modify configurations dialog looks like before activating 'literal' sort

 

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-What the modify configurations dialog looks like after activating 'literal' sort.  Once activated you can switch back to 'manual' or 'history based' so you can select the derived configurations in the assembly.

 

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By: Colt Carson  Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:03:26 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Many thanks Colt.  I was having the same issue with part configs not showing up in an assembly.  I read your post and made the changes suggested and it corrected everything.

By: Gary Blenkhorn  Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:51:06 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Thanks Colt for saying that! That fixed the issue I was having all morning which I couldn't seem to wrap my head around. Hopefully they fix this in an update for us soon!

By: Matthew Henion  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:40:37 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

OMG, thank you. I spent hours trying to figure that out.

By: William Peters  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:46:21 GMT
Re: Some derived configs not showing in selection drop down

Thanks Colt, now don't forget to fix your templates!  Mine were set to "literal" which I think is the default.  Surprised I'm hearing about this now.

JM

By: John Matrishon  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:56:52 GMT
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