Use Default Envelope to represent an assembly with a single part.
PTC Creo Parametric
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PTC Creo Advanced Assembly Extension
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|User Interface Location||No preexisting default envelope: Right-click an assembly and click Representation > Default Envelope. Provide a name and select a template. In the Shrinkwrap dashboard, click Subset to define a subset contributing to the geometry and click OK. Click the Options tab to fill contours and solidify the geometry. Preexisting default envelope: Right-click an assembly and click Representation > Default Envelope. The default envelope represents the assembly in a temporary simplified representation.|
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Benefits and Description
The Default Envelope automatically substitutes all the components of the assembly with a single new part. You control what components contribute to representing the geometry of this part and whether to solidify and remove holes from the geometry. A specific simplified representation holds the default envelope for easy substitution in higher level assemblies.
You can create default envelopes in the following ways:
- Bottom up. Create the default envelope in the subassembly prior to using in a higher level assembly.
- Top down. If no default envelope of the selected subassembly is present, you can create a default envelope when required in a higher level assembly. The default envelope of the subassembly is created in the subassembly and used simultaneously in the higher level assembly.