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Suppress and Unsuppress Features

When you suppress a feature, it is removed from the model (but not deleted). The feature disappears from the model view and is shown in gray in the FeatureManager design tree. If the feature has child features, the child features are also suppressed. See Parent and Child Relations.

To suppress a feature:

  1. Select the feature in the FeatureManager design tree, or select a face of the feature in the graphics area. To select multiple features, hold down Ctrl as you select.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click Suppress on the Features toolbar. (In parts with multiple configurations, applies to only the current configuration.)

    • Click Edit, Suppress, then select This Configuration, All Configurations, or Selected Configurations.

- or -

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a feature.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Select Suppress. (In parts with multiple configurations, applies to only the current configuration.)

    • Select Properties, then in the dialog box, select Suppressed. In parts with multiple configurations, select This Configuration, All Configurations, or Selected Configurations.

The selected feature and its child features are suppressed.

When you unsuppress a feature, it is returned to the model. If the feature has child features, you can select whether or not to unsuppress the child features when you unsuppress the parent feature. If you want to unsuppress a suppressed feature, you must select it in the FeatureManager design tree.

To unsuppress a feature:

  1. Select the suppressed feature in the FeatureManager design tree.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click Unsuppress on the Features toolbar. (In parts with multiple configurations, applies to only the current configuration.)

    • Click Edit, Unsuppress, then select This Configuration, All Configurations, or Selected Configurations.

    - or -

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a feature.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Select Unsuppress. (In parts with multiple configurations, applies to only the current configuration.)

    • Select Properties, then in the dialog box, clear Suppressed. In parts with multiple configurations, select This Configuration, All Configurations, or Selected Configurations.

The selected feature is unsuppressed. If the selected feature is the child of another feature, the parent feature is also unsuppressed.

To unsuppress a feature and its dependents:

  1. Select the suppressed parent feature in the FeatureManager design tree.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click Unsuppress with Dependents on the Features toolbar. (In parts with multiple configurations, applies to only the current configuration.)

    • Click Edit, Unsuppress with Dependents, then select This Configuration, All Configurations, or Selected Configurations.

The selected feature and any features that are dependent on it are returned to the model.

If you unsuppress a child feature, its parent feature is also unsuppressed. However, if the parent feature has other child features, they remain suppressed.



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