Features in Design and Manufacturing
In manufacturing, a feature can be described a physically identifiable
portion of a part, such as hole, slot, pin, or chamfer.
In design, a feature is the same, but means so much more. Features are
there to serve a purpose in the product.
Some of the many features available include:
Holes Slots Chamfers
Beads Bevels Keyways
Fillets Bosses Grooves
The above features plus many more make up an a extensive database of features
that both designers and manufacturers have at their fingertips. By coordinating
a role between design and manufacturing, the features can be beneficial