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(continued...) The extensive help and training facilities that include animated "How To" topics in the DesignProf and Design Doctor are supplemented by the Sketch Doctor to manage sketch relationships and to diagnose them for use in specific features.
Reference dimensions driven by part geometry can be added to sketches and profiles to be revolved can be dimensioned by diameter rather than just the radius that exists in the sketch.
AutoCAD geometry can be imported directly from model or paperspace to create feature profiles.
A show all constraints displays a symbol frame for each sketch element containing both manual and automatically generated constraints.
Dimensions for any feature can be displayed over the model for editing if required.
Model manipulation is improved with drag and drop facilities for reordering features or parts in the design tree, creating sub assemblies if required.
Features can also be dragged within or between part files to create copies or saved out as design elements for later use.
Complete parts can be saved as mirror or derived parts that maintain associativity to the original editable parent.
In addition to the standard modelling capabilities, parts can now include taper and spirals and control of fillets is greatly enhanced.
A single fillet feature can include multiple edges of constant or variable radius with options for blend and transition control.