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Suppressing Features in the Equations Dialog Box

You can define equations that conditionally suppress features. You can also suppress features directly in the Equations dialog box.

To suppress features from the equations dialog box:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click Equations OTTool_Equations_Tools.gif (Tools toolbar).
    • Click Tools > Equations.
    • Right-click the Equations FM_equations.gif folder in the FeatureManager design tree, and select Manage Equations.
  2. Select the Equations View equations_view_icon.
  3. Suppress the a feature:
    1. In the Equations dialog box, in the Features section, click an empty cell.
    2. In the FeatureManager design tree, click the feature to suppress.

      The feature name appears in the Features section. The SolidWorks software populates the next cell with = (equals sign) and displays a drop-down list with options for Global Variables, Functions, File Properties, and Measure.

    3. Expand Global Variables, select suppressed, and click PM_OK.gif.

      Suppressed_Feature

      Suppressed is added to the Evaluates to column.

      You can also conditionally suppress features by using the syntax of the Visual Basic if function.

  4. Click OK.


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