Do you find yourself scrolling up and down the feature tree hunting for that elusive feature that loves playing hide and seek with you? Does dragging the rollback bar to the desired feature in a long tree feel cumbersome?
Here are a few shortcuts that can save you quite a bit of time in the process:
1. Expand the whole Feature Tree – Select the top item in the feature tree (the model name) and press the * key on your numeric pad. Unfortunately, most laptops do not have a numeric pad. Also, be aware that in a large assembly such an operation will be quite time consuming since every sketch will be revealed in the feature tree.
2. Collapse the whole Feature Tree – Press Shift + C or Right Click on any item in the feature tree and select Collapse Items.
3. Fast Rollback to any feature in the tree – select a feature and click on the Rollback icon from the in-context toolbar. The rollback bar will move above the selected feature. When you have a long tree, this is a great time saver.
4. Roll to End and Roll to Previous – Just Right Click on the Rollback Bar to have access to these two commands. Roll to End eliminates the need to drag the rollback bar down to the end of the tree, which is very handy for long feature trees.
5. Filter the Feature Tree - probably the most useful tool. Just start typing keywords in order to list only the items that contain them. You can filter by feature names, sketches, folders, type of features, component tags and more.
Even more useful is filtering by the custom properties of components. For example, the components shown in fig. 6 have in common the Bendall value for the Vendor property.
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