I'm trying to work in a giant assembly (thousands of bodies from hundreds of parts) and someone has created four Body Measurement features at the assembly level. All four of these update any time I change any tiny thing, like a Constraint. This is taking an extremely long time. I'd like to change the behavior of the Body Measurements so they only update when we deliberately trigger them. (Ideally, it would act like drawing views do - where they flag they are out of date and then update when commanded.)
I've tried Supressing the features, but they inexplicably still update. I've tried editing the features, but there isn't the "Associative" checkbox in the dialog that is supposed to be there, so I can't tell if that would make a difference. Is there a setting I'm overlooking, or is my only recourse to delete the Body Measurement features and re-create them only when needed?
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I tried this out this morning. Unfortunately, when I used "Make Current Feature" on the CSYS above the Body Measurements in the Part Navigator, that did not prevent those measurements from taking time to update. So your suggestion didn't help with my main problem, which is model speed. Thank you anyway for responding!
I confirmed with a co-worker who has worked in this model that these Body Measurements were safe to delete and re-create again each time we need the number. I deleted the four features (each had been selecting and measuring over 2000 bodies) and the model immediately sped up. We can now rotate it, pick parts, and adjust constraints without it taking over a minute between mouse clicks.
It would be preferable to create the measurement features once, and then only have them update when deliberately triggered. So I'm going to leave this topic "unsolved" until someone responds that this is either already possible (NX10) or planned for a future update.
You could submit this to GTAC as an ER
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
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