|This capability enables the activation of the last evolutions of the code available on the current level. It aims at improving the update of a feature by manually upgrading it. This capability is also applicable for part and sketch features.|
|To upgrade a feature right-click it and select Upgrade. The orientation of the element may be modified: in this case, a warning message is issued and arrows are displayed in the 3D geometry:
However, if no dialog box is displayed, it means that the orientation of the geometry is unchanged.
|Upgrading a feature enables to create its 3D parameters. See Editing Parameters.|
When improvements or corrections are linked to the update algorithm of a feature, these are always versioned in order to ensure CATIA update upward compatibility. This means that a feature will always be updated using update code linked to the CATIA release version used for its creation.
The Upgrade contextual command available from sketch features, allows you to activate on it and thus access all latest evolutions and improvements available on your current CATIA release.
To upgrade a Sketch feature right-click it and select Upgrade. Upgrade updates all versioning information which is stored in the sketch feature and its content before updating it to take into account all existing improvements and corrections. By the way, this automatic local update on the sketch feature is performed using a dedicated optimized algorithm trying to avoid as much as possible sub-element naming changes in order to minimize the number of reroute operations needed on impacted features when you will update your part data. Nevertheless, upgrade operations can lead to slight changes to geometry. In this case, there is no warning message. Upgrade operations can also require some reroute operations to take full benefit of upgrade operations and retrieve up-to-date part data.
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