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kellings
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Registered: ‎12-07-2005
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Turn off work plane visibility in an assembly

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07-16-2008 11:47 AM
I have an assembly that was generated by Pro/E. It opens fine, but there are roughly 1000+ planes that are all visible. Is there a way to easily shut these all off whithout having to do it in each part?

Thanks,

Kevin
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Re: Turn off work plane visibility in an assembly

07-16-2008 12:03 PM in reply to: kellings
View>Object Visibility>User Work Planes

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I have an assembly that was generated by Pro/E. It opens fine, but there are
roughly 1000+ planes that are all visible. Is there a way to easily shut
these all off whithout having to do it in each part?

Thanks,

Kevin
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b.k.navic
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Registered: ‎04-03-2013
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Re: Turn off work plane visibility in an assembly

04-03-2013 02:39 AM in reply to: kellings

Hello,

but what if I just want only particular planes, for example I need to see two planes, but I can only turn on, or turn off in simple way whole planes... In this way planes start to be almost useless in larger assemblies...

Anyone have any idea how to easily turn on only planes that we want ?

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mcgyvr
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Re: Turn off work plane visibility in an assembly

04-03-2013 07:16 AM in reply to: b.k.navic

b.k.navic wrote:

Hello,

but what if I just want only particular planes, for example I need to see two planes, but I can only turn on, or turn off in simple way whole planes... In this way planes start to be almost useless in larger assemblies...

Anyone have any idea how to easily turn on only planes that we want ?


Did you try loading the "mind reader add-in" ? :smileytongue:

 

Turn them all off then just individually turn the ones you want back on..

 

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Turn off work plane visibility in an assembly

04-03-2013 07:37 AM in reply to: b.k.navic

Hi b.k.navic,

 

The View > Object Visibility tools that  *Blair Stunder mentioned above, are a dsiplay override for the objects selected, and therefore will preclude the use of the right-click Visibility option. The result, as you've noticed, is an all or nothing situation.

 

To work with individual workplanes, you can use this iLogic rule (see link) to set the visibility of all work features off at the component level, and then turn on just the ones you want at the assembly level.

 

Turn On/Off all Workfeatures with iLogic:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2013/03/turn-onoff-all-workfeatures-with-ilogic.html

 

If you've never used iLogic here are some links on creating a basic rule, I'd suggest you set this particular rule up as an external rule::

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2012/01/creating-basic-ilogic-rule-with-event.html

http://autodeskmfg.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/working-with-external-ilogic-rules.html

 

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



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