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Changes Affecting Frozen Features

Certain changes might cause frozen features to become out of date.

  • Changes to external geometry that is referenced by the frozen feature, such as features in another part in an assembly.
  • Changes to equations that subsequently affect a frozen feature.
  • Changes to a design table that affect a frozen feature.
  • Changes to an assembly feature that drives a frozen feature in the part, such as a hole created in the assembly that is propagated to the parts in the assembly.
  • Changes to an external base part that is used to create geometry in the part containing the frozen features.

Rebuild Indicator

Out-of-date frozen features are flagged with a rebuild indicator icon_rebuild.gif. When the part is a component of an assembly, you can control whether the rebuild indicator propagates up the FeatureManager design tree. In the part containing the frozen features, right-click the freeze bar and click:
  Hide Part Rebuild Indicators Stops the rebuild indicator icon_rebuild.gif for out-of-date frozen features from propagating up the FeatureManager design tree when the part is a component of an assembly. In the assembly tree, the indicator appears on the out-of-date frozen feature, but not on the part level or assembly level.

Update Frozen Features

To update out-of-date frozen features, right-click the freeze bar and click:
  Update Frozen Features Rebuilds out-of-date frozen features and their dependent features and returns them to the frozen state. Also rebuilds active features if deemed necessary by the SolidWorks application.
If the part containing the frozen features has multiple configurations, you can control whether all configurations or only the active configuration are updated. Right-click the freeze bar and click:
  Always Update All Configurations When selected, rebuilds all configurations when you click Update Frozen Features. When cleared, rebuilds only the active configuration when you click Update Frozen Features.
  Update All Configurations Rebuilds all configurations regardless of any other settings.

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