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Adding comments to the feature list

Happy Friday!  
I wanted to share a little tip that I developed in collaboration with Matt and Matt at Onshape - inspired by my 7th grade son's Onshape experience. 

The trick is to create a variable - type Any.  The information you type into the description will show up as a tooltip.  You can see here that my Variable is named Info1 and has a value of "spur"   The description gives information about the steps that come afterward.  I find this a bit more convenient from an instruction practice rather than using comments.  I think of it almost like commenting out my code. I hope in the future Onshape will add the ability to include a description for any feature. 


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    romeograhamromeograham Member, csevp Posts: 659 PRO
    Great idea!
    It's also better than my method of creating an empty sketch with a really really long name!

    You could name the variable to match a Folder of features or something to tie it to a set of subsequent features.
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    kate_leipold_ritkate_leipold_rit Member Posts: 36 EDU
    Great!  I hope others try it and have more / improved ideas for using it!  
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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,069 PRO
    nice! I've experimented with a number of workflows, like comments, a "note" custom feature that doesn't do anything and can just be named, and just using really long feature names (you can get 256 characters). I've landed on long feature names like "Move face: prevents downstream failures that may occur for certain configuration values." I like your method here though if it's more general info.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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