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Properties of Features, Faces, and Bodies

Feature properties include the feature's name and the capability to suppress (and then unsuppress) the feature if it is used in multiple configurations. Suppressing temporarily removes the feature from the model, without deleting it. This can be used to simplify the model, or to create part configurations .

The Appearances command displays the colors of faces, features, bodies, and the part and is a shortcut to editing appearances. You can see the hierarchy of colors by expanding the command. Color selections made in the Appearances PropertyManager supersede colors set on the Document Properties tab.  

To edit feature properties:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree or in the graphics area, select one or more features, then click Edit, Properties, or right-click the features and select Feature Properties. (To select multiple features, hold down Ctrl while selecting.)

    The Feature Properties dialog box appears.

  2. Enter a Name if desired.

  3. To suppress the feature, select Suppressed.

  4. Click OK.

You can change the feature color in the Appearances PropertyManager. In the FeatureManager design tree or graphics area, right-click a feature, expand Appearances , and select the feature.

To edit face properties:

  1. In the graphics area, right-click a face and select Face Properties.

    The Entity Property dialog box appears.

  2. Enter a Name if desired. (Entity names are used under certain conditions when replacing components in an assembly. See replacing components in an assembly.)

  3. If the model has multiple configurations, select:

    • This configuration

    • All configurations

    • Specify configurations

    • Link to parent configuration. The name is linked to the parent configuration.

  4. Click OK.

You can change the face color in the Appearances PropertyManager. In the graphics area, right-click a face, expand Appearances , and select the face.

To edit body properties:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree or in the graphics area, right-click a feature and select Body Properties.

    The Entity Property dialog box appears.

  2. Enter a Name if desired.

  3. Click OK.

You can change the body color in the Appearances PropertyManager. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a body, expand Appearances , and select the body.

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Copying Features

Dynamic Feature Editing

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