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Using the Defeature Tool

Use the Defeature tool to remove details from assemblies, multibody parts, and single-body parts.

  1. Click Defeature (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Defeature .

    The PropertyManager has multiple pages. Different pages are available depending on the type of model.

    Assembly Multibody Part Single-body Part Page Description
        Components Specifies components to remove.
        Bodies Specifies bodies to remove.
        Motion Defines groups of components from which you remove details. Motion is allowed between groups, but not between components within a group.
    To Keep Specifies items to retain, that might otherwise be removed.
    To Remove Specifies items to remove, that were not automatically removed.
    Feature Removal Complete Saves the less-detailed model in a separate file or publishes it to 3D ContentCentral. Also allows you to link the defeatured model to the original.

  2. Set options in the PropertyManager.

    Click Next and Back to move between pages.

  3. On the Feature Removal Complete page, click .

    The Defeature settings are saved in the original model. Defeature appears in the FeatureManager design tree. If you selected to save the model to a separate file, the Save As dialog box appears.

    In the FeatureManager design tree, you can right-click Defeature and click Edit Feature , Save Result, Upload to 3DCC, or Delete.

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