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Parent and Child Relations

Features are normally built upon other existing features. For example, you create a base extrude feature and then create additional features such as a boss or cut extrude. The original base extrude is the parent feature; the boss or cut extrude is a child feature. The existence of a child feature depends on the parent.

A parent feature is an existing feature upon which others depend. Parent/Child include the following characteristics:

  • You can only view the relations; you cannot edit them.

  • You cannot reorder a child feature before its parent.

To view Parent/Child relations:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree or in the graphics area, right-click the feature whose relationships you want to see.

  2. Select Parent/Child from the menu.



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