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jeanchile
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Assembly as Reference AND as Normal?

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06-12-2011 08:42 PM

Hello all,

 

I have recently completed a design that is a retro-fit to an existing piece of equipment. I have modeled the existing piece of equipment off of pictures I was sent (the site is 450 miles away). The intent was to model the existing assembly approximating the actual dimensions by scaling the pictures I was sent, then send a drawing down to the site showing what critical field dimensions their surveyor needed to send me.

 

One important thing that I forgot was that parts that are set to reference show up as a grayscale line when the views are placed on a drawing. It is difficult for me to make a drawing of this item to send the surveyor because it's not legible given the linetype and grayscale entities.

 

Is there a quick way to produce a drawing of this assembly without having to go through every part and set it back to normal? From a search I just did on the forum I don't like my chances but I thought I would ask anyway.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Assembly as Reference AND as Normal?

06-12-2011 09:59 PM in reply to: jeanchile

1. Create a new Assembly file.

2. Insert your existing assembly

3. Right click on the existing assembly within the Browser and set to Reference.

 

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Re: Assembly as Reference AND as Normal?

06-13-2011 07:42 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

Thank you Dennis. That worked like a charm. I didn't realize the browser setting could work independently of the document settings.

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