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dick_upton
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IV2010 - Showing limited number of hidden lines in a view.

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09-30-2009 07:41 AM
How do I show a limited number of hidden lines in a view without selecting the ones I don't want and turning their visibility off? Contrarily, Is there a way to select the ones I WANT to show in a particular view and turn the rest off? Without impacting the other views?
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MCBUS
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Re: IV2010 - Showing limited number of hidden lines in a view.

09-30-2009 08:22 AM in reply to: dick_upton
http://www.screencast.com/users/CADGeeks/folders/Default/media/b8da7701-75d1-4867-bb47-42eb88fcbcca



If you set your filter to "Select Part Priority" you can select the part in the in the view. RMB then select hidden lines. This way you do not have to search through the browser. Edited by: MCBUS on Sep 30, 2009 10:24 AM
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Re: IV2010 - Showing limited number of hidden lines in a view.

09-30-2009 09:02 AM in reply to: dick_upton
To turn off a large number of Hidden Lines in a single part view see attached.
The trick is to click on the Layer box three times (don't ask me why).
Notice that I preserve the hidden lines on the holes to the left while hidding the rest.

The method shown is for easy to window or crossing window select. If the wanted lines are close to unwanted lines then select all to hide all of them. Then right mouse button to show hidden edges and select only the ones you want and then right mouse button Done.
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dick_upton
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Re: IV2010 - Showing limited number of hidden lines in a view.

09-30-2009 09:09 AM in reply to: dick_upton
These are both excellent methods and can be used in conjunction or separately. Thanks for the input guys!!
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Re: IV2010 - Showing limited number of hidden lines in a view.

09-30-2009 09:19 AM in reply to: dick_upton
BTW JD, the classic UI doesn't require you to click the layer dropdown 3 times. Yep 66% less mouseclicks on this operation alone if you turn off the ribbon!! :-P
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Re: IV2010 - Showing limited number of hidden lines in a view.

09-30-2009 10:14 AM in reply to: dick_upton
MC, I was trying this technique and I believe there's a small catch-22 in that - in order to "see" completely hidden parts - you must have hidden lines turned on in the view. But then the option is also already then checked for the part. But when I turn off the hidden lines, I can no longer RMB / select the part in the grapics area. The bottom line is that some portion of the part must first have to be not hidden in order to select it in the graphics area with selection priority set to "Part priority".

Likewise when I hover on the parts in the browser tree, the parts that are completely hidden do not "light up", so I can't know which part it is of the 3,400 parts that I want to show the hidden lines without somehow knowing beforehand what part I want to show the hidden lines on. Another catch-22. This is demonstrated in the video when the guy RMB's the piston on the browser tree and is momentarily confused to find he turned on the wrong piston and shifts the video center to the one he turned on.

Unless I'm missing something, the technique is rather cool, but for real world application there are some WORKFLOW problems.

Maybe I'm missing something.
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Re: IV2010 - Showing limited number of hidden lines in a view.

10-01-2009 08:14 AM in reply to: dick_upton
Any ideas on a way to get around this seemingly catch-22 situation?

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