DraftXpert PropertyManager - Add

To open the DraftXpert PropertyManager:

Click DraftXpert in the Draft PropertyManager to create neutral plane drafts. Use the Add tab to create neutral plane drafts. The PropertyManager remembers its last used state.

Two PropertyManager toggle buttons are available:

Manual Use this PropertyManager to maintain control at the feature level.
DraftXpert (Neutral plane drafts only). Use this PropertyManager when you want the SOLIDWORKS software to manage the structure of the underlying features.
When you edit a draft using Edit Feature, the Draft PropertyManager appears with no toggle buttons.

Items To Draft

Some fields that accept numeric input allow you to create an equation by entering = ( equal sign) and selecting global variables, functions, and file properties from a drop-down list. See Direct Input of Equations in PropertyManagers.
Draft Angle Sets the draft angle, measured perpendicular to the neutral plane.
  Neutral Plane Select a planar face or a plane feature. If necessary, select Reverse direction to slant the draft in the opposite direction.
Faces to Draft Select the faces to draft in the graphics area.

Draft Analysis

Auto paint Enables draft analysis of the model. You must select a face for Neutral Plane.
Color contour map Displays the range of draft in the model by color and numerical value, and the number of faces with positive draft, requiring draft, and with negative draft.
Yellow faces are the ones that most likely need draft.
Click Show/hide faces to toggle the display of faces that include or require draft.