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stancernak
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Registered: ‎01-12-2011
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Break drawing geometry lines behind text (notes, dimensions)

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03-03-2011 03:33 AM

Hi everybody,

 

does anyone know if Inventor offers any option to break geometry lines in drawing behind the text (e.g. notes and dimensions)? For better clarity of what I am trying to achieve see pictures below. I tried this in IV 2009 as well as in IV 2011, but the result is the same in both version, shown on first image. The text is sometimes difficult to read when it is crossed with geometry lines.

 

 

Pic01.png

 

 

Pic02.png

 

Thank you for any respond.

 

Regards

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Stan Cernak
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cmellison
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Re: Break drawing geometry lines behind text (notes, dimensions)

11-26-2012 09:00 AM in reply to: stancernak

Looking for the answer myself. It used to be a standard AutoCAD command now I can't find it.

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sbixler
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Re: Break drawing geometry lines behind text (notes, dimensions)

11-27-2012 03:34 AM in reply to: cmellison

cmellison wrote:

Looking for the answer myself. It used to be a standard AutoCAD command now I can't find it.


Perhaps you should look in AutoCAD, or the AutoCAD forum.  This is the Inventor forum.

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harco
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Re: Break drawing geometry lines behind text (notes, dimensions)

11-27-2012 04:32 AM in reply to: stancernak

Try breakout view through all parts.

 

BREAKOUT.png

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Break drawing geometry lines behind text (notes, dimensions)

11-27-2012 08:04 AM in reply to: stancernak

Hi stancernak,

 

In addition to the other suggestions, here is another approach:

 

  • Select the drawing view you're working with
  • Then create a new sketch (recall that selecting a view associates the sketch to that view, so that the sketch will move when the view moves, etc.)
  • Sketch a rectangle over the text to use as a "wipeout" block.
  • Use the Sketch Only tool to ensure the rectangle lines will not show on your drawing:

Autodesk Inventor Sketch Only.png

 

  • Use the Fill/Hatch tool to shade the rectangle and use white for the color.

Autodesk Inventor Hatch.png

 

 

  • Finish the sketch and you will see this:

Autodesk Inventor Wipeout.png

 

  • When you print it will look like this:

Autodesk Inventor Wipeout Print Preview.png

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 



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stancernak
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Re: Break drawing geometry lines behind text (notes, dimensions)

11-27-2012 10:55 PM in reply to: stancernak

Hi Curtis,

 

you just described procedure how I created the snapshots above :smileyhappy: I just used instead of white, the colour of paper in Inventor drawing to demonstrate what I want to achieve. I was looking after some simpler way to do this or at least whether Inventor developers can't create some tool for feature Inventor releases which can easily do this. Other thing is that the way you propose is OK if you want to print the drawings, but if you publish them as DWFs, the paper colour in DWF is the same as in Inventor drawing and the white background of the text looks odd. I like more the idea proposed by Harco, but still, it will be better if that procedure can be somehow automated. Not sure whether the VBA in Inventor can do these things. If anyone could help, it will be very helpful. 

 

Anyway thanks for your respond.

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Stan Cernak
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