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Suppression State of Features

In a part document, you can suppress any feature.

In an assembly document, you can suppress features that belong to the assembly. These include mates, assembly feature holes and cuts, and component patterns. Sketches and reference geometry may also belong to an assembly. You cannot control the suppression of a feature that belongs to an individual assembly component.

In a design table, there are two ways to specify the suppression of features.

  • Method 1 (recommended). The column header for controlling feature suppression uses this syntax:


For example, the column labeled $STATE@Hole1 controls the suppression of the first hole.

In the table body cells, type the value for the desired suppression: Suppressed (or S), Unsuppressed (or U). If a cell is left blank, the default is Unsuppressed.

  • Method 2. Type only the feature name in the column header cell. To suppress the feature, leave the table body cell blank. To include the feature, type any string in the body cell. This is the syntax that was used in SolidWorks 98 and earlier versions, and is included for backward compatibility.

You can also right-click a feature and select Configure feature to configure the suppression state of the feature.

You can also suppress individual features with the shortcut menu.

To suppress individual features with the shortcut menu:

  1. Right-click the feature you want to suppress in the FeatureManager design tree and select Properties.

  2. In the dialog box:

  1. Click OK.

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