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DraftXpert PropertyManager - Add

The DraftXpert PropertyManager appears when you click DraftXpert in the Draft PropertyManager to create neutral plane drafts. Use the Add tab to create neutral plane drafts. 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.

Items To Draft

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

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

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

Draft Analysis

  • Auto paint. Enables draft analysis of the model. You must select a face for Neutral Plane.

  • Color contour map. Displays the range of draft in the model by color and numerical value, and the number of faces with Positive draft and Negative draft.

Yellow faces are the ones that most likely need draft.

  • Click Show or Hide to toggle the display of faces that include or require draft.

Related Topics

DraftXpert

DraftXpert PropertyManager - Change

Draft Analysis Overview



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