Find Features

Find Features

Find Features is also referred to as feature recognition. It is a process to extract design feature information from a solid model.

Find Features is also referred to as feature recognition. It is a process to extract design feature information from a solid model. Currently, Find Features supports:

■ Fillet

■ Hole

■ Chamfer

■ Extrude

■ Revolve

■ Patterns

■ Mirror

The Find Features command adds features to the browser. The command does not modify the geometry of the body. Features aid in selecting geometry to modify the body. Find Features can be performed on bodies or faces. The user can also specify the feature types to recognize.

Find FeaturesIn the following image, Find Features adds an extrude (the rectangular body) and a counter bore hole (the cylindrical cut) to the browser. Once a feature has been found, it is managed the same as features created with traditional methods. Features can be edited, deleted or dissolved.

Find Features

If a downstream operation modifies a feature face, the owning feature will be re-evaluated. If the face set does not satisfy the feature definition, the feature will be removed from the browser. In the previous counter bore hole example, if the user moves the highlighted face, the feature will not be a valid counter bore hole and is removed from the browser at the end of move operation.

Find FeaturesIf a find features recognizes a feature in a way that does not fit your intent you can change it. In the browser you can right-click and change the feature type. For example recognize a hole as a revolve. You can also dissolve the feature which removes the feature from the browser but leaves the geometry on the model.

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