AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009

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Multiple "visual styles" per viewport

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08-26-2008 10:15 AM
Is it possible to make some objects hidden in a viewport while others are
rendered/shaded? For example; we would like to be able to set the structural
objects to "hidden" and the mechanical objects to rendered/shaded on the
mechanical sheets. Eccentially creating the same effect as lighter lines vs.
heavier lines. I've tried multiple viewports on top of each other with
different "visual styles" but you need everything to be "present" in the
viewports or objects behind won't be hidden. If you could turn "off" layers
per viewport this method would work, but not the best since you'd have two
viewports on top of each other.

Any thoughts or Ideas would be appreciated,

Brett
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Multiple "visual styles" per viewport

08-27-2008 06:15 AM in reply to: bberger
No, not an option in one viewport.

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Re: Multiple "visual styles" per viewport

08-27-2008 08:05 AM in reply to: bberger
Is there any way to achieve my desired results?

"Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
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No, not an option in one viewport.

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Re: Multiple "visual styles" per viewport

08-27-2008 08:49 AM in reply to: bberger
You *can* turn layers off per viewport. What if you left them all on in the
hidden viewport, and turned off the ones you didn't want to have shaded in
the other viewport?

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Kate Morrical
AutoCAD LT Technical Marketing Manager
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wrote in message news:6016154@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible to make some objects hidden in a viewport while others are
rendered/shaded? For example; we would like to be able to set the structural
objects to "hidden" and the mechanical objects to rendered/shaded on the
mechanical sheets. Eccentially creating the same effect as lighter lines vs.
heavier lines. I've tried multiple viewports on top of each other with
different "visual styles" but you need everything to be "present" in the
viewports or objects behind won't be hidden. If you could turn "off" layers
per viewport this method would work, but not the best since you'd have two
viewports on top of each other.

Any thoughts or Ideas would be appreciated,

Brett
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Re: Multiple "visual styles" per viewport

08-27-2008 10:00 AM in reply to: bberger
That's what I attempted to do, however you can only "freeze" per viewport if
you turn off through the viewport it effects the entire drawing, so the
layers are off in both viewports.

"Kate M" wrote in message
news:6017302@discussion.autodesk.com...
You *can* turn layers off per viewport. What if you left them all on in the
hidden viewport, and turned off the ones you didn't want to have shaded in
the other viewport?

--
Kate Morrical
AutoCAD LT Technical Marketing Manager
http://blogs.autodesk.com/ltunlimited


wrote in message news:6016154@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible to make some objects hidden in a viewport while others are
rendered/shaded? For example; we would like to be able to set the structural
objects to "hidden" and the mechanical objects to rendered/shaded on the
mechanical sheets. Eccentially creating the same effect as lighter lines vs.
heavier lines. I've tried multiple viewports on top of each other with
different "visual styles" but you need everything to be "present" in the
viewports or objects behind won't be hidden. If you could turn "off" layers
per viewport this method would work, but not the best since you'd have two
viewports on top of each other.

Any thoughts or Ideas would be appreciated,

Brett

Re: Multiple "visual styles" per viewport

08-27-2008 11:39 AM in reply to: bberger
Your layer freeze button has settings that freeze per viewport or the entire
drawing. Set it to Vpfreeze. Here is a copy of my command lines for layer
freeze to change the settings.

Command: _layfrz
Current settings: Viewports=Vpfreeze, Block nesting level=Block
Select an object on the layer to be frozen or [Settings/Undo]: s
Enter setting type for [Viewports/Block selection]: v
In paper space viewport use [Freeze/Vpfreeze] :
Select an object on the layer to be frozen or [Settings/Undo]:

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Brad
wrote in message news:6017417@discussion.autodesk.com...
That's what I attempted to do, however you can only "freeze" per viewport if
you turn off through the viewport it effects the entire drawing, so the
layers are off in both viewports.

"Kate M" wrote in message
news:6017302@discussion.autodesk.com...
You *can* turn layers off per viewport. What if you left them all on in the
hidden viewport, and turned off the ones you didn't want to have shaded in
the other viewport?

--
Kate Morrical
AutoCAD LT Technical Marketing Manager
http://blogs.autodesk.com/ltunlimited


wrote in message news:6016154@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible to make some objects hidden in a viewport while others are
rendered/shaded? For example; we would like to be able to set the structural
objects to "hidden" and the mechanical objects to rendered/shaded on the
mechanical sheets. Eccentially creating the same effect as lighter lines vs.
heavier lines. I've tried multiple viewports on top of each other with
different "visual styles" but you need everything to be "present" in the
viewports or objects behind won't be hidden. If you could turn "off" layers
per viewport this method would work, but not the best since you'd have two
viewports on top of each other.

Any thoughts or Ideas would be appreciated,

Brett
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Re: Multiple "visual styles" per viewport

08-27-2008 02:03 PM in reply to: bberger
In order for the shademode to "think" that the objects are still there they
need to be "off" per viewport. If you freeze them then you get your normal
effect, what's shown, when rendering. But not what I'm trying to accomplish.

"Brad" wrote in message
news:6017640@discussion.autodesk.com...
Your layer freeze button has settings that freeze per viewport or the entire
drawing. Set it to Vpfreeze. Here is a copy of my command lines for layer
freeze to change the settings.

Command: _layfrz
Current settings: Viewports=Vpfreeze, Block nesting level=Block
Select an object on the layer to be frozen or [Settings/Undo]: s
Enter setting type for [Viewports/Block selection]: v
In paper space viewport use [Freeze/Vpfreeze] :
Select an object on the layer to be frozen or [Settings/Undo]:

--
Brad
wrote in message news:6017417@discussion.autodesk.com...
That's what I attempted to do, however you can only "freeze" per viewport if
you turn off through the viewport it effects the entire drawing, so the
layers are off in both viewports.

"Kate M" wrote in message
news:6017302@discussion.autodesk.com...
You *can* turn layers off per viewport. What if you left them all on in the
hidden viewport, and turned off the ones you didn't want to have shaded in
the other viewport?

--
Kate Morrical
AutoCAD LT Technical Marketing Manager
http://blogs.autodesk.com/ltunlimited


wrote in message news:6016154@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is it possible to make some objects hidden in a viewport while others are
rendered/shaded? For example; we would like to be able to set the structural
objects to "hidden" and the mechanical objects to rendered/shaded on the
mechanical sheets. Eccentially creating the same effect as lighter lines vs.
heavier lines. I've tried multiple viewports on top of each other with
different "visual styles" but you need everything to be "present" in the
viewports or objects behind won't be hidden. If you could turn "off" layers
per viewport this method would work, but not the best since you'd have two
viewports on top of each other.

Any thoughts or Ideas would be appreciated,

Brett
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