Hello all! I have struggeled with this long enough!
I am now on Creo 3.0 but I have had this issue for awhile.
I have a mold assembly with several plates. All of which have both cosmetic threads AND holes with threads. When I am in hidden line or no hidden line view, I would love to be able to hide all these pesky purple surfaces so I can see the assembly better. When I section and try and do a quick print, of course they are in the way of a clear view. I thought I could put all these surfaces on a layer. I have tried searching for these threads in rules, layers in many different ways to no avail. I will attach some images that will belter tell the story. There are way too many threads to pick one by one. I need something to select and hide them globally in the assembly. The pics attached are of my assembly plus one of the rules I tried to create which seems to pic like half of the threads. They highlight. They seem to be on the layer. but they will not hide in the assembly model! Hopefully someone can help me. Thanks!
Just to answer the question that was asked about layers.
This config file with the mapkey /lay_threadsshould generate a layer that will allow hiding all the threads.
The additional /resetfind mapkey is used by /lay_threads.