Enhancement Details

UDF Enhancements

Previewing of User-Defined Features (UDFs) is enhanced. Hidden status is maintained in the target object.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Parametric
Version Wildfire 4.0
Product Functional Area Fundamentals & Pro/PROGRAM
User Interface Location 
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

When you place a UDF containing features with external references to datum planes, you may need to define the side. A new Preview dialog box opens so you can choose the datum plane and flip the direction. You can also use a Preview button to see the new location. You can accept all defaults and then make changes to the placement later.

Hidden items in the UDF also have hidden status when placed into the target object.

You can automatically hide Annotation Elements in UDFs when copying and pasting a UDF by setting the configuration option autohide_copied_group_af. For example, if you place a UDF and then copy it three times, the Annotation Elements for the last three UDFs are automatically hidden. You can also automatically unhide the content of the next UDF if the first UDF is deleted. For example, if you delete the first UDF, the Annotation Elements in the second UDF are automatically unhidden.


UDF Placement Preview
UDF Placement Preview

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