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.
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!