Say you’re finalizing the model that you spent months designing. Just as you are wrapping up the model, a notification pops up about an urgent last-minute change request. The change means that a handful of the features need to be moved from one side of the model, to the other.
Luckily, with recent enhancements (in Creo 3.0) to the Edit References workflow, you can review and change those references with just a few clicks. Here’s how it works:
Image: In this post, we’re going to replace the reference of the attach boss (1 – green surface) with a new reference (2 – front surface) in order to re-define the location of it.
To view the list of original references for a given feature, follow these steps:
Image: References can be highlighted when they are selected, and then they can be replaced by new references. As you work, you can even preview the results of your change.
By editing a feature’s placement reference, you can quickly move that feature. To edit a feature’s reference, follow these steps:
Image: When you compare it to the model above, notice how the location changed of the leftmost extruded boss.
The Edit References utility highlights missing references in red. Best of all, it gives you a great level of control to apply the reference replacement to all or selected dependent (child) features as you make your changes.
Image: Features that have missing references are highlighted in red. This allows you to easily identify the right replacement reference.
For more about Edit References capabilities, watch the video.
There’s even more information at the Creo Help Center page About Editing and Replacing the References of Features.
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Image: Engineers at Specialized develop a new frame with Creo