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Recognizing Imported Body Features Using Step-by-Step Recognition

To recognize imported body features using step-by-step recognition:

  1. Open a part with imported body features.
  2. Click Recognize Features tool_recognize_features.gif (Features toolbar) or Insert > FeatureWorks > Recognize Features.

    The FeatureWorks dialog box warns you if features are not supported. You have two options:
    • Delete unsupported features. Deletes those features and dependents from the final document.
    • Map unsupported features as thicken features. Maintains the geometry of the final part and retains child features (Available only for boss and cut loft, boss and cut sweep, and non-legacy holes).

  3. In the FeatureWorks PropertyManager, select the features to recognize, then click PM_next.gif.

    If you use Interactive Recognition Mode, you can click Recognize. The FeatureWorks PropertyManager remains displayed. FeatureWorks removes recognized features from the model.
    In the Intermediate Stage PropertyManager, under Recognized Features, note that FeatureWorks recognized only the selected features.

  4. Click PM_OK.gif.

    The recognized features appear in the SolidWorks FeatureManager design tree.

  5. Save the document.

    Now you can recognize other features contained in the partially recognized imported body.

  6. In the SolidWorks FeatureManager design tree, right-click the imported body and select FeatureWorks > Recognize Features.
  7. In the PropertyManager, select more features to recognize, then click PM_next.gif.

    FeatureWorks recognizes the features, and they appear under Recognized Features in the Intermediate Stage PropertyManager.

  8. Click PM_OK.gif.
  9. Save the document as a different name.
  10. Complete recognition of the remaining features in the imported body. When recognition is complete, the imported body no longer appears in the SolidWorks FeatureManager design tree.


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