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To Step Through Feature Creation
With the Model Player, you can go backward or forward through the feature creation history in the model in order to observe how the model was created.
1. Click Tools > Model Player. The Model Player dialog box opens.
2. Select one of the following options to control feature regeneration and display:
Regenerate features—Regenerates each feature in sequence, starting from the specified feature, as the model moves forward. If this box is cleared, features will be rolled forward without regenerating.
Display each feature—Displays each feature in the Graphics window as it is being regenerated or rolled forward. Future features are not displayed until they are regenerated. If this box is cleared, the entire display is updated only when the desired feature is reached and the model playback is complete, or when you stop model playback.
Compute CL—(Manufacturing only) When selected, the CL data is recalculated for each NC sequence during regeneration. If cleared, no CL data is calculated during regeneration.
3. Click one of the following to select where (at which feature) to start part regeneration:
—Starts part regeneration at the beginning of the model, with feature number 1.
—Starts part regeneration with the last feature, and moves backwards through feature regeneration.
—Steps backward through the model one feature at a time. Regenerates the preceding feature in the model.
—Steps forward through the model one feature at a time. Regenerates the next feature in the model.
Slider Bar—Drag the slider handle to the first feature at which you want model playback to begin. The features are highlighted in the Graphics window as you move through their position with the slider handle. The feature number and type are displayed in the selection box (such as #16 (CHAMFER)), and the feature number is displayed in the Feat # box.
—Selects a starting feature from the Graphics window or the Model Tree.
Feat #—Specifies a starting feature by typing the feature number in the box.
The feature you specify becomes the starting feature, and all features that occur after it (if you are using forward playback) or before it (if you are using backward playback) are suppressed.
The model playback process begins.
4. To stop the playback at the current feature, click .
5. For the current feature, select from the following options:
Show Dims—Displays the dimensions of the current feature.
Feat Info—Provides regular feature information about the current feature. If you choose this option, the system displays a window with the feature information.
Geom Check—Investigates the geometry error for the current feature. This option is accessible only when the system encounters a geometry error.
Fix Model—Activates Resolve mode by forcing the current feature to abort regeneration. When you exit Resolve mode, you are brought back to the Model Player at the current feature. You can then continue to move backward or forward through the model.
Close—Closes the Model Player and enters Insert mode at the current feature (the last feature to be generated). You can choose this option at any time during model playback mode.
Finish—Closes the Model Player and returns to the last feature in the model. All features are restored. You can choose this option at any time during model playback mode.