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To Construct an Intent Surface Set
An Intent surface set is simply a selection set containing one or more intent surfaces.
* If you constructing an Intent surface set while working in a tool, activate the surfaces collector and follow step 2. through step 4.
1. Select a feature from the model. Creo Parametric highlights the feature.
2. Query each feature and locate an intent surface.
3. Select an intent surface. Creo Parametric adds the selected intent surface to the selection set. If you are working outside of a tool, the Selected Items area indicates the selection and the Selected Items dialog box contains the intent surface reference. If you are working from inside of a tool, the active collector contains the Intent surface set and the Intent Surfaces label appears on the model.
4. If you want to add additional intent surfaces to the selection set, press CTRL and repeat step 1. through step 3. Note that most tools require that the selected surfaces belong to the same solid part geometry or quilt.
5. Open a feature tool. Creo Parametric constructs the Intent surface set, and the surfaces collector contains the Intent surface set. The Intent Surfaces label appears on the model.
If you are working in a tool, you can also use the Intent Surface filter to easily locate intent surfaces.
You can place your pointer over an item and right-click, or use Next and Previous from the shortcut menu to query each feature. You can also use the Pick From List to select features.