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Planning for Optimization Effects
When Creo Simulate optimizes your part, the shape changes it performs can affect any items associated with your part, such as reference parts. Shape changes can also affect features that you suppress prior to running Creo Simulate, in that these features may no longer fit the part or may lose a dimensioning basis.
Before you start Creo Simulate, take a moment to consider the effects of optimization shape changes in a wider context. Look at the various ways you use your part and make sure that the optimization does not inadvertently change related parts.
Click on these topics to learn how optimization affects various aspects of your part:
Optimization and Suppressed Features
Optimization and Assemblies
Optimization and Generic Parts
Optimization and Reference Parts
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