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Hidden Line

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02-24-2010 08:35 AM
Hi,

On idw 2d drawing, how to show a view's partial hidden lines? Only one way to do is just like this:
show all hidden lines, and invisible some of them? If there are a lot of hidden lines (says 100), and only one line to be shown??

Meng
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Re: Hidden Line

02-24-2010 09:50 AM in reply to: MCM195860
Same procedure, select un-desired lines, RMB and "Hide"

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"MCM195860" wrote in message news:6343342@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi,

On idw 2d drawing, how to show a view's partial hidden lines? Only one way
to do is just like this:
show all hidden lines, and invisible some of them? If there are a lot of
hidden lines (says 100), and only one line to be shown??

Meng
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Re: Hidden Line

02-24-2010 09:57 AM in reply to: MCM195860
Turn off layer with visible lines to make it easier to select hidden lines.

Window or crossing window select the lines not wanting to show and right mouse button hide.

Turn on layer with visible lines.

I think someone posted an easier method of temporarily turning off visible lines a while back without turning layer on/off. If I recall correclty it had something to do with RMB in browser.
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Re: Hidden Line

02-24-2010 10:12 AM in reply to: MCM195860
thanks.
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Re: Hidden Line

02-24-2010 11:36 AM in reply to: MCM195860
I think this workflow would be less painful.

turn off visible lines
window select hidden lines
change to an un used layer
then just select the lines you want visible
return them to the hidden layer
turn off the un used layer.

Either Jd's method or this one will be best depending on the ratio of used vs unused lines on the hidden layer.
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Re: Hidden Line

02-24-2010 11:38 AM in reply to: MCM195860
With newer versions of Inventor (you didn't mention which one you are using, and I can't remember when they added it) for assemblies you can turn on hidden lines for specific parts (right click on them in the browser).
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