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Envelope/Reference Components

Question asked by Don Van Zile Employee on Jun 30, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 29, 2012 by Ignatius Gerald

Hello forum,

My name is Don Van Zile and I am a new member of the product definition team but long time member of the forum.


I am currently researching assembly workflows and the use of envelope components or what some users refer to as reference, phantom components/geometry.  I would like to open up a discussion as to how users currently deal with these design scenarios.


For example,

Do you use the envelope part function and if so then why?  What are you reasons/goals for doing this? If no, is there specific reasons why this functionality isn’t used?


Are there any limitations or work-arounds in your assembly workflows regarding envelopes and/or reference components?


I have my obvious thoughts and standouts about this but I would like to hear what others have to say first.  Please share, discuss, or just plain rant about this topic as you seem fit!