Hide Table of Contents

Feature Recognition

When you apply DimXpert dimensions to manufacturing features, DimXpert uses these methods in this order to recognize features:

  1. Model feature recognition
  2. Topology recognition

Model Feature Recognition

The benefit of model feature recognition is that identified features update if you modify the model feature, especially if you add features or faces. DimXpert recognizes these design features:

  • Chamfer
  • Cosmetic thread
  • Certain extrudes (for pattern extraction)
  • Fillet
  • Hole Wizard hole
  • Simple hole
  • Certain patterns (bosses, cones, width, linear, circular, and mirror for pattern extraction)

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Feature Recognition
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.