Inventor tip "Feature Supression based on parameter values"

Starting in Inventor R11 we were able to do feature suppression based on parameters values. Below is a simple example of using this trick as a quick way to capture a simplified version of a part without creating iparts or derived parts when trying to cut back on complexity.

Step 1 - Create user Parameter called "complex" and assign it "0" as the value
Step 2 - Right Click on any feature where you want this setup and choose "Properties" and then configuration as shown below, using the "complex" parameter created earlier, repeat as needed.

Step 3 - Change the user parameter "complex" to a value of "1", and there you go.

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Kevin with the INCAT CAD Geeks