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To Create a Cosmetic Groove
A cosmetic groove is a projected cosmetic feature. You create a cosmetic groove by making a sketch and projecting it onto a surface. However, the groove feature cannot cross surface boundaries.
You can use the groove feature in the manufacturing process, where the tool follows the groove path.
1. Click Model > Engineering > Cosmetic Groove. The FEATURE REFS menu appears.
2. Select the surface onto which to project the feature.
3. Set up the sketching plane and reference.
4. Sketch the groove section.
5. Choose Done after the section is successfully regenerated. The groove feature is projected onto the selected surface and has no depth.
* Groove features can be patterned.