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rhasell
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Surfaces visible in IDW

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09-09-2012 04:24 PM

Hello all

 

I have a strange and sometimes irritating issue.

 

Some of my parts are derived surface parts, I then create solids from the surfaces.

 

The problem I have is:

- The surfaces sometimes come through by default on my drawing views, I then have to track the offending part down and switch off the visibility of the surface

 

- On the odd occasion, I have not been able to switch off the surface visibility, and the only work around was to derive the derived part into a new part and use that.

 

Notes:

I am not sure if the surface visibility is switched off when placing the parts in the Assemblies. (Can't remember)

I work with tensile membrane structures, these surfaces are sometimes huge, with millions of individual triangles creating a mesh, depending on the size of the membrane, I will choose not to dislay the surface as Inventor cannot handle the calculations.

 

Is there a setting to have this switched off by default, I have perhaps missed?

 

Thanks.

 

surface.JPG


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Re: Surfaces visible in IDW

09-09-2012 07:14 PM in reply to: rhasell
There might be better approach or solution. But, one of the work around to have surfaces not show jn drawings is to use delete bodies.

In the part file use delete bodies and stkect the surfaces. Now you will find only the solids on drawing.
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rhasell
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Re: Surfaces visible in IDW

09-09-2012 08:00 PM in reply to: CAD-One

Hi

Thanks

Please explain the Delete body method, are you refering to a multi-bodied part ? If so, I use this method as well.

 

Below is a small example of my method of deriving a surface model.

 

surface 2.JPG

 

umbrella.JPG


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Re: Surfaces visible in IDW

09-09-2012 10:46 PM in reply to: rhasell

In the part file; when you can see both surface and solid start the delete face command.
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