Rollback Bar

You can use the FeatureManager rollback bar or shortcut menu to temporarily roll back to an earlier state.

You can also:
  • Roll back to absorbed features.
  • Roll forward.
  • Roll to previous.
  • Roll to the end of the FeatureManager design tree.

You can add new features or edit existing features while the model is in the rolled-back state. You can save models with the rollback bar placed anywhere. When you open the document again, you can use rollback commands and drag the bar from the saved position.

Drag the bar up or down the FeatureManager design tree to step forward or backward through the regeneration sequence.

You can also click the rollback bar and use the up and down arrow keys on the keyboard to move the rollback bar up or down.

To enable this use of the arrow keys, click Tools > Options > System Options > FeatureManager, and select Arrow key navigation.

Icons in the FeatureManager design tree are gray and unavailable when they are rolled back.

In touch devices, handles make it easier to interact with the rollback bar.

Rolling Back to an Earlier State

To roll back to an earlier state:

  1. Place the pointer over the rollback bar in the FeatureManager design tree.
    The pointer changes to .
  2. Drag the rollback bar up the FeatureManager design tree until it is above the features you want rolled back.

Rolling Back to Absorbed Features

To roll back to absorbed features:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, click to expand the absorbed features within the parent feature.
  2. Right-click an absorbed feature, and select Rollback.
    A message appears that tells you the absorbed feature is temporarily unabsorbed for editing purposes.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Drag the rollback bar below the feature you selected in step 2.
    The feature is unabsorbed and ready for editing.
You can also unabsorb some features by using Flat Tree Mode. Right-click the part in the FeatureManager design tree and click Tree Display > Show Flat Tree View.

Rolling a Model Forward

To roll a model forward:

Right-click a rolled back feature in the FeatureManager design tree, and select Roll Forward.

Rolling a Model to its Previous Rollback State

To roll a model to its previous rollback state:

Right-click in the FeatureManager design tree, and select Roll to Previous.

Rolling to the End of a Model

To roll to the end of a model:

Right-click in the FeatureManager design tree, and select Roll to End.