sorted-feature-manager.jpgI’m working in an assembly with just over 1300 parts and most of them are not in sub-assemblies, which means my Feature Manager is gets pretty long and messy looking.

Now I usually will put things in folders, group things together and eventually end up with a pretty organized structure that looks good in a BOM also.

But here’s the dilemma. It stinks having to sort this each time and remember if M comes before N, so I’m thinking it would nice to have a SolidWorks OCD Option. Something to automatically sort the Feature Manager by it’s partnumber or description or whatever.

Sound nice? If you think so, consider submitting an Enhancement Request or letting me know if I’ve missed something. I’ve logged one under “Ability to Sort Feature Manager Tree by Part Number or Description.”


Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.