Replacing Equation References for Deleted Features

If you delete a feature that is referenced by equations, you might have errors in your equations. These errors occur when the equations for a deleted feature contain driving dimensions. You can repair the equations by replacing the dangling portion of the equations with other dimensions or variables in the Equations dialog box.

To use the Replace Reference tool:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click Equations OTTool_Equations_Tools.gif (Tools toolbar).
    • Click Tools > Equations.
    • In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click Equations FM_equations.gif and click Manage Equations.
  2. Select the Equation View equations_view_icon.
  3. Under the Value/Equation, in the dangling portion of the equation column, right-click Replace Reference.
    The dangling portion displays in red.
  4. In the Replace Dimension/Variable dialog box, type a global variable or dimension string to repair the dangling portion of the equation, or select it from the graphics area.
  5. Select one of the following to apply the replacement text and click OK:
    • This Instance
    • All instances in this configuration
    • All instances in all configurations