SOLIDWORKS Feature Freeze Bar Enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2018

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated November 23, 2017



In previous releases of SOLIDWORKS, the “Feature Freeze” bar would experience issues if it encountered a folder where the features were in chronological order.

This limitation has been addressed with SOLIDWORKS 2018 so that the Feature Freeze bar can force a temporary “unabsorb” of a sketch or feature so that it can freeze the desired folder.

A warning message will prompt you that you are going to perform the temporary separation of the sketch away from it’s feature.

The behavior has been aligned with how the Rollback bar functions within the Feature manager design tree.

Stay Tuned for additional tips demonstrating what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2018!

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.