Enhancement Details

Graphics Representation Enhancements

It is easier to select graphics representation models. You can store component placement information in the graphics representation.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Parametric
Version Wildfire 5.0
Product Functional Area Assembly
User Interface Location Right-click components and select Backup References. ; Click the Backup References check box in the Properties tab of the Component Placement dashboard. ; Click Tools > Assembly Settings > On Demand > Un check Retrieve backed up references
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development

Benefits and Description

Preselection highlights the boundary box of models in a graphics representation. This makes it easier to see and select graphics representation models.

You can store placement references in the assembly, resulting in component placement updates in the absence of component geometry.
This enhances the use of light weight graphics representations by minimizing the need to retrieve geometry representations of components whose placements are impacted by a design change.

You can store placement references for selected components using a shortcut command. You can also store placement references while placing or redefining components.

Set the configuration option auto_backup_new_placemnt_refs  to automatically create a component reference backup.

Avoid On Demand retrieval of Geometry representations by clearing the Retrieve backed up references check box.