SOLIDWORKS uses Parent/Child relationships between features. For example if a Cut-Extrude feature has an applied Fillet feature, the Cut-Extrude is the parent and the Fillet is the child. If you suppress the Cut-Extrude feature, the Fillet feature is automatically suppressed. This makes sense since the fillet would have no reference without the cut.
Here is an example showing the Dynamic Reference Visualization tool within the Design Tree.
If Cut-Extrude1 is suppressed, all of the child features shown with the arrows are also suppressed. There are additional features suppressed, such as Fillet1, due to its own parent feature being suppressed.
If a child feature is unsuppressed, Cut-Extrude1 will automatically be unsuppressed as well since the parent feature must be available. However if only Cut-Extrude1 is unsuppressed, the child features will not be unsuppressed by default.
If Cut-Extrude1 was suppressed by mistake, going through and unsuppressing the associated child features can be time consuming in a large tree. There is a tool available to unsuppress the feature along with all of its dependents.
- Select the feature in the Design Tree
- Edit > Unsuppress with Dependents
- Select required configurations
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