Feature Paint - SOLIDWORKS Utilities

Article by Gary Ballentine on Jan 26, 2021

Want to change a feature's properties to match an existing SOLIDWORKS feature? Feature Paint lets you copy a feature's properties, such as dimension and appearance, and apply it to another feature or set of features. This applies to holes, fillets, chamfers, and many other applications. 

Where is Feature Paint Located?

Feature Paint is part of SOLIDWORKS Utilities and is located under Tools > Feature Paint or by searching for it.

SOLIDWORKS Feature Paint Location

SOLIDWORKS Utilities Feature Paint Location

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SOLIDWORKS Feature Paint Example

For example, let's say I created multiple fillet features on a model but decide a different size fillet would work better. Do I have to edit them all one at a time? Nope! This is where this tool shines.

Select the feature to copy. Then, select the feature to copy their properties to. In the box below your selections, you will see the feature properties getting copied. 

Example of SOLIDWORKS Feature Paint Tool

Click Apply and you’re done! It’s that easy. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Utilities below.

SOLIDWORKS Feature Paint CAD Example

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About Gary Ballentine

Gary Ballentine is a Mechanical Engineer based out of our Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, a certification in Technical Writing from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. Gary has been part of the GoEngineer family since April 2019 as a Support Engineer and Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor.

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