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Draft PropertyManager

The Draft PropertyManager appears when you create or edit a draft feature. The PropertyManager displays the appropriate options based on the type of draft you create. The PropertyManager remembers its last used state.

Two PropertyManager toggle buttons are available:

  • Manual. Use this PropertyManager to maintain control at the feature level.

  • DraftXpert (Neutral plane drafts only). Use this PropertyManager when you want the SolidWorks software to manage the structure of the underlying features.

When you edit a draft using Edit Feature, the Draft PropertyManager appears with no toggle buttons.

Types of Draft

  • Types of Draft. Select a draft type: Neutral Plane, Parting Line, or Step Draft.

  • Allow reduced angle (Parting Line only). Allows you to create a draft when the sum of the angle produced by the maximum angle and the Draft Angle is 90° or greater.

  • Tapered steps (Step Draft only). Creates the surfaces in the same manner as the tapered surfaces.

  • Perpendicular steps (Step Draft only). Creates the surfaces perpendicular to the original main face.

Draft Angle . Sets the draft angle, measured perpendicular to the neutral plane.

Neutral Plane (Neutral Plane only). Select a planar face or a plane feature. If necessary, select Reverse direction to slant the draft in the opposite direction.

Faces to Draft (Neutral Plane only)

  • Faces to Draft . Select the faces to draft in the graphics area.

  • Face Propagation. Propagates the draft across additional faces. Select an item:

    • None. Drafts only the selected faces.

    • Along Tangent. Extends the draft to all faces that are tangent to the selected face.

    • All Faces. Drafts all faces extruded from the neutral plane.

    • Inner Faces. Drafts all inner faces extruded from the neutral plane.

    • Outer Faces. Drafts all outer faces next to the neutral plane.

of face propagation.

Direction of Pull (Parting Line or Step Draft only). Indicates the direction of pull. Select an edge or face in the graphics area. Note the arrow direction, and click Reverse Direction if desired.

Parting Lines (Parting Line or Step Draft only)

  • Parting Lines . Select the parting lines in the graphics area.

  • Other Face. Allows you to specify a different draft direction for each segment of the parting line. Click the name of the edge in the Parting Lines box, and click Other Face.

  • Face Propagation. Propagates the draft across additional faces. Select an item:

  • None. Drafts only the selected face.

  • Along Tangent. Extends the draft to all faces that are tangent to the selected face.

Related Topics

Draft Analysis Overview

Draft Overview

DraftXpert

Neutral Plane Draft

Parting Line Draft

Parting Line With Step Draft



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