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FeatureManager Options

To set the FeatureManager design tree options:

  1. Click Options (Standard toolbar) or Tools, Options.

  2. Select FeatureManager.

  3. Set the options described below and click OK.

Click Reset to restore factory defaults for all system options or only for options on this page.

Scroll selected item into view. The FeatureManager design tree scrolls automatically to display features corresponding to items selected in the graphics area.

For complex parts and assemblies, clearing this option is recommended. Then, to scroll to a feature, right-click the feature in the graphics area and select Go To Feature (in Tree).

Name feature on creation. When you create a new feature, the feature name in the FeatureManager design tree is automatically selected and ready for you to enter a name.

Arrow key navigation. With the pointer in the FeatureManager design tree, navigate with arrow keys:

To ...


scroll up

up arrow

scroll down

down arrow

collapse the design tree

left arrow with pointer at top of design tree

expand the design tree

right arrow with pointer at top of design tree

collapse an item

left arrow with pointer at item

expand an item

right arrow with pointer at item

drag the rollback bar up

up arrow with rollback bar selected

drag the rollback bar down

down arrow with rollback bar selected

Dynamic highlight. The geometry in the graphics area (edges, faces, planes, axes, and so on) is highlighted when the pointer passes over the item in the FeatureManager design tree.

Use transparent flyout FeatureManager in parts/assemblies. The flyout design tree is transparent. When cleared, the flyout design tree is not transparent.

Transparent flyout FeatureManager design tree

Opaque flyout FeatureManager design tree

Enable FeatureManager tree filter. Displays a box at the top of the FeatureManager design tree so you can type text to filter.

Display warnings. Choose from:

  • Always

  • Never

  • All but top level. Warnings appear at feature and mate group level, but not at the top level.

This option applies to warnings only. Errors are always displayed.

Hide/Show Tree Items. Controls the display of the FeatureManager design tree folders and tools.  Choose from:

  • Automatic. Displays the item if present. Otherwise, it is hidden.

  • Hide. Always hides the item.

  • Show. Always shows the item.

To change these settings, you can display the FeatureManager Options by right-clicking in the FeatureManager design tree and selecting Hide/Show Tree Items.



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