Parent and Child Relations

Features are normally built upon other existing features. For example, you create a base extrude feature and then create additional features such as a boss or cut extrude. The original base extrude is the parent feature; the boss or cut extrude is a child feature. The existence of a child feature depends on the parent.

A parent feature is an existing feature upon which others depend. Parent/Child include the following characteristics:
  • You can only view the relations; you cannot edit them.
  • You cannot reorder a child feature before its parent.

To view Parent/Child relations, in the FeatureManager design tree or in the graphics area, right-click the feature whose relationships you want to see. Select Parent/Child from the menu.