About the Restyle Environment
Restyle is a direct modeling environment that lets you focus on a particular area of your faceted model and use a variety of tools to achieve the desired shape and properties of surfaces.
To isolate your design activities in a single feature, Restyle uses the “Restyle feature” concept. The Restyle feature is a compound feature that comprises all geometry and reference data created in Restyle.
All geometry created inside the Restyle feature becomes part of the feature. A Restyle feature depends on the underlying Facet feature. It also depends on surface or curve features that are used to construct or constrain surfaces and curves. If you modify any of such features, the Restyle feature also gets updated.
It is possible to delete a Facet feature referenced by the Restyle feature by suspending the Restyle feature. In this case, the Restyle geometry remains unchanged. Once you delete the Facet feature, Restyle cannot reference another Facet feature.
It is possible to create asynchronous datum entities such as planes, points, and coordinate systems in Restyle. These datum entities created inside Restyle become a part of the Restyle feature. Hence, the resulting entities lose all their references upon creation, and you cannot edit their definition.
There are no parent-child relations between curves and surfaces created inside the Restyle feature. Instead, the geometric relations between surfaces and between surfaces and curves are maintained. For example, modification of a curve used to create a surface causes this surface to be updated.
Features created after a Restyle feature can use geometric entities created within Restyle as references in the same way as any other geometric objects.
In Restyle, you can work with all datum entities.
Once the surface intersection is carried out, you cannot modify it.
If you create a polynomial surface in Restyle using curves that form a closed loop, all the facet vertices within the loop are automatically assigned to this surface.
The deletion of faceted data also results in a reduced file size.
The mold and manufacturing models created from a Restyle feature are associative with respect to the Restyle feature.