Is there a tool that allows you to make changes to models so that they can be used for both 3D printing and static simulations in SolidWorks. For example, I want to have a part printed and to deal with printer tolerance I make the part have .25mm gap from the real life part I want it to mate to. That will cause issues if later down the line I want to do simulations like apply a force or torque to a segment of it because now there is a clearance. Is there anyway around this other then just changing dimensions after I have done my simulation?

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    $\begingroup$ In general, you should be able to set a high-level parameter gap and set each of the required dimensions to 27mm - gap, etc. Now you just need to set gap to 0 or 0.25 mm as required. $\endgroup$
    – Transistor
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ I would model at nominal, and then use a move face feature to add your 3D printer tolerance adjustment. Then use configurations to suppress this feature in the simulation config. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 16, 2022 at 12:19


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