Enhancement Details

Referencing by Intent Name

You can create intent objects using a query that searches by intent name.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Parametric
Version Wildfire 4.0
Product Functional Area Part Modeling
User Interface LocationInsert > Model Datum > Reference
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

With a new type of referencing, you can create a feature by searching for an intent name. Intent names are defined within intent objects and are used to define the intent object and how the intent object is referenced by other features.

The intent-name property of an intent object must be unique within a model. To place the same User-Defined feature (UDF) several times in the same model but at different locations, the intent name property has: two parts, For example if the intent name is boss_location:in_* the string boss_location is used for finding all intent objects suitable as a reference, and * is a wild card that is used to select a specific instance and makes the intent name property unique.

To enable a referencing system using intent names, datum reference features can store queries for intent objects. The queries search all datum reference features containing the appropriate type of reference for the appropriate value of the intent-name property. After validating the query, you can store the query in the reference feature. You can then place all objects based off these reference features into a UDF or copy and paste them into other objects. When placed into other objects, the references are reevaluated and regenerated.

After creating a UDF, you are not prompted for any reference containing a query. It is evaluated on placement. Placement is automatic when one match is found or you are prompted for placement if multiple matches are found.


Intent Name Referencing
Intent Name Referencing

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