Choose When to Update Derived Parts

Sometimes, engineers need the freedom to be able to modify a part design without worrying about the CAM programming impact for the manufacturing team.  We listened and TopSolid 7 now offers you the ability to create local or derived copies of your parts and to control precisely when the parts are updated.

A derived copy of a part allows you to modify that part, for example – manufacturability – without ever changing the original design of that part. By turning off auto-refresh, you can decide exactly when design modifications are pushed to manufacturing. This feature is especially useful when a part is still in the design phase and you don’t want manufacturing to have to regenerate their tool path every time engineering makes a change to a part still in progress. See how it works

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