SOLIDWORKS: Filtering the FeatureManager Design Tree

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The SOLIDWORKS Filtering Option in the FeatureManager Design Tree is a great way to select items quicker than scrolling through the Feature Tree to look for an item. The Filter is used in Assembly and Part files. The Filter Option is located above the feature tree as shown below. For Assemblies, you can filter: Component and feature names Component Hide/Show status Tags that you add. When you want to search for an item in the Feature tree, just type in […]

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SOLIDWORKS Filters

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SOLIDWORKS Filters: Users often turn on filters without intending to do so, why? This usually happens when we type new names for features in the Feature Manager Tree. The SolidWorks' graphics area can become active if you bumped the touch pad or mouse stick on your laptop. The letter "e" is a shortcut (in the graphics area) to filter for edges and this turns on the blue funnel on our cursor. It also makes it impossible to select a model […]

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