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An iFeature is a sketch or one or more features that can be saved and reused in other designs.
Create an iFeature from a sketch, and then use the sketch points to position geometry or use the sketch as a layout when creating other features.
You can position an iFeature when placing it in a part file by selecting any sketched line or point.
How are iFeature sketches used to specify point position?
Many designs require the same pattern of holes or cuts. An iFeature that contains a sketch with the points already positioned saves time and prevents errors because its configuration is the same each time the iFeature is used.
How are iFeature sketches used as layouts?
A layout sketch is used to position geometry. When features are positioned the same way in multiple parts, for example, using iFeatures containing layout sketches ensures accurate positioning. For example:
- Sketch lines at specific distances and angles, and then save as an iFeature. Insert the iFeature sketch in a part, and then use the sketched geometry to position work planes. Sketch features on the work planes.
- Sketch geometry, and then save as an iFeature. Insert the iFeature sketch in a part, and then project geometry into other sketches and use to position geometry.
- Create geometry or points, and then save as an iFeature. Insert the iFeature in a part, and then use to create work features, which are used to position additional features.