|This task shows you how to deactivate / activate a Node in the Product Structure context.|
|Open the CRIC_TERMINAL_NODE01.CATProduct document.|
your document, if you close a CATIA document containing deactivated CATParts or CATProducts, he deactivated elements are activated. As
opposed to the SHOW / NO SHOW functionality, the entities in the NO SHOW
mode remain in this mode when you reopen the document.
Both functionalities, Deactivate / Activate Node and SHOW / NO SHOW, are very similar. However, with the deactivate option you liberate the geometrical space, a deactivated representation is unloaded and it is no longer stored. On the contrary, with the SHOW / NO SHOW mode there is a more important quantity of stored memory.
The activate / deactivate functionality allows a more precise selection and de-selection, especially with the Terminal Node deactivation.
You can activate or deactivate Shape representation in Tools > Options > Infrastructure, select the Product Structure tab and check the box entitled Do not activate default shapes on open. The entity representation disappears, it is a profit for memory space and its icon in the specification tree changes into: . You can work only on the tree. For more information about activate or deactivate Shape representation, see Specification Tree.
|Since CATIA R16 SP4, it is not possible to undo after the Activate Node, Deactivate Node, Activate Terminal Node and Deactivate Terminal Node operations. They are session operations, non-persistent for the model, like the VisuMode/DesignMode switch.|