Enhancement Details

Envelope Enhancements

With the new Component Chooser, envelopes are faster and easier to define and maintain. You can quickly define simplified representations based on the envelope and represent an assembly with a single part.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Parametric
Version Wildfire 5.0
Product Functional Area Assembly
User Interface Location Click View > Envelope Manager > New, and then specify envelope component's name. Select models to be substituted by the envelope (definition), click Envelope Part, and select an envelope method. / Create an Envelope Part, specify a part name, and click OK. Choose a template and click OK. Specify Placement > Envelope geometry and create geometry or copy geometry from assembly models.
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development

Benefits and Description

The Component Chooser simplifies operations:

With the appropriate license, you can create and populate the envelope part using an external Shrinkwrap feature. Right-click the envelope and select Use Envelope to create a simplified representation based on the envelope. When you use the simplified representation in higher level assemblies, the assembly is represented by the envelope part. The envelope definition and, therefore, the simplified representation is updated when components are added to the assembly. As a result, you can create the envelope early in your design process.