||The Parent and Children command enables you to view the
genealogical relationships between the different components of a part.
It also shows links to external references
and explicitly provides the name of the documents containing these
If the specification tree already lets you see the operations you
performed and re-specify your design, the graph displayed by the Parent and
Children capability proves to be a more accurate analysis tool. We
recommend the use of this command before deleting any feature.
Select the feature of interest, that is Pad1.
Select Tools > Parent/Children...
(or the Parent/Children... contextual command).
A window appears containing a graph. This graph shows the relationships
between the different elements constituting the pad previously selected.
||If you cannot see the element of interest in the specification tree
because you have created a large number of elements, right-click this
element in the graph then select the Center Graph contextual commands: the
element will be more visible in the specification tree.
Right-click Pad 1 and select Show All
You can now see that Sketch 2 and Sketch 3 have
been used to create two additional pads.
Here is the exhaustive list of the diverse contextual
commands allowing you to hide parents and children. These commands may
prove quite useful whenever the view is overcrowded.
- Show Parents and Children
- Show Children
- Show All Children
- Hide Children
- Show Parents
- Show All Parents
- Hide Parents
Right-click Sketch.1 and
select Show Parents and Children.
We can see that Sketch.1 has been created on xy plane. Moreover,
you can see that it is a published element.
Now, select EdgeFillet1 in the graph.
The application highlights the fillet in the specification tree, in the
graph and in the geometry area.
Position the cursor on EdgeFillet1 and select
the Show Parents and Children contextual
The parent Pad.1 is displayed.
- Double-clicking on the components alternately shows or hides parents
- The Edit contextual command can be accessed from any
element. For example, right-click EdgeFillet.1 and select Edit. The Edge
Fillet dialog box appears. You can then modify the fillet. When done, the
Edge Fillet dialog box closes as well as the Parents and Children window
close and the fillet is updated.
Close the window and select
MeasureEdge3 from the specification tree.
Select Tools > Parent/Children...
The graph that displays shows Pad.2 as MeasureEdge3's
Right-click and select Show All Parents.
Sketch.2 as Pad.2's parent is now displayed. In
turn, Sketch.2's own parent Pad.1 is displayed and
Parent/Children Applied to Dress-Up Features
||The application builds a dress-up feature using edges or faces
belonging to a feature of any kind
previously created. The geometry of this feature is then considered as
parent to the dress-up feature.
As design goes on, the application computes specifications from the
geometry preceding dress-up features. This geometry can then be
different from the initial geometry used to build dress-up
features if you have inserted intermediate features.
Applying Parent/Children to a dress-up feature does not display the most
recent geometry preceding the feature in the specification tree. The
capability always displays the geometry initially used as the parent of
the dress-up feature. Conversely, when editing a dress-up feature, the
application always shows the geometry used to compute the feature. These
different behaviors explain why for a given dress-up feature, the
geometry displayed by the application depends on whether using
Parent/Children or Edit. The parents displayed for a dress-up feature
are not necessarily the features preceding it in the specification tree.