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## SolidWorks Configuration Calculator

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This calculator is designed to help SolidWorks users determine the total number of configurations based on varying parameters. Let's break down how to use it with both 2 and 3 variables.

### Using the Calculator with 2 Variables

1. Input for Parameter 1:

• Start Value: Enter the starting value for the first parameter.
• End Value: Enter the ending value for the first parameter.
• Increment: Specify the increment value for the first parameter. This is the amount by which the parameter will change in each step.
2. Input for Parameter 2:

• Repeat the same steps as for Parameter 1, but for the second parameter.
3. Parameter 3 has all values as 1: Since you're calculating with only two variables, all fields for Parameter 3 should have the value of 1.

4. Calculate: Click the "Calculate" button. The calculator will compute the total number of configurations based on the ranges and increments you specified for Parameters 1 and 2.

### Using the Calculator with 3 Variables

1. Input for Parameter 1:

• Start Value: Enter the starting value for the first parameter.
• End Value: Enter the ending value for the first parameter.
• Increment: Specify the increment value for the first parameter.
2. Input for Parameter 2:

• Repeat the same steps as for Parameter 1, but for the second parameter.
3. Input for Parameter 3:

• Follow the same steps for Parameter 3 as you did for Parameters 1 and 2.
4. Calculate: Click the "Calculate" button. The calculator now computes the total number of configurations considering all three parameters.

### Example Scenarios

#### Scenario with 2 Variables

• Parameter 1:
• Start: 1
• End: 3
• Increment: 1
• Parameter 2:
• Start: 10
• End: 20
• Increment: 5

Calculation:

• For Parameter 1, the steps are 1, 2, 3 (3 steps).
• For Parameter 2, the steps are 10, 15, 20 (3 steps).
• Total Combinations: (3 (Parameter 1) times 3 (Parameter 2) = 9).

#### Scenario with 3 Variables

• Parameter 1:
• Start: 1
• End: 2
• Increment: 1
• Parameter 2:
• Start: 10
• End: 20
• Increment: 5
• Parameter 3:
• Start: 100
• End: 200
• Increment: 50

Calculation:

• For Parameter 1, the steps are 1, 2 (2 steps).
• For Parameter 2, the steps are 10, 15, 20 (3 steps).
• For Parameter 3, the steps are 100, 150, 200 (3 steps).
• Total Combinations: (2 times 3 times 3 = 18).

### Important Points to Note

• The calculator assumes linear increments.
• This tool is extremely useful for planning and managing SolidWorks configurations, especially when dealing with complex models with multiple variable elements.