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SKinzel
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Message 11 of 17 (464 Views)

Re: visibility in 2d drawings

10-14-2011 04:57 AM in reply to: raymondxu

I have an IDW of a weldment that has the "visibility" of objects greyed out.  This is a two piece assembly that is bolted together and I am trying make the bolts invisible in the section view so that the drilled and tapped holes can be seen.  None of the parts in the browser have "visibility" available when I right click on them.  I've done other weldments just like this one (as far as I can tell) and I am able to turn toggle the visibility of the different parts in the views.

 

Is there a setting in the IAM or IDW file that makes "visibility" available?

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Message 12 of 17 (464 Views)

Re: visibility in 2d drawings

10-14-2011 05:09 AM in reply to: SKinzel

Okay, I think I found the setting.  I edited the section view and on the Component tab under Representation I changed the View from "Default" to "Master".  This cleared the "Associative" checkbox which lets me then change the visibility of ojects in the view.  I've never played with this setting before so I'm not sure why some of my weldments would be set one way and others set another.

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bobvdd
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Message 13 of 17 (432 Views)

Re: visibility in 2d drawings

10-26-2011 05:20 PM in reply to: SKinzel

The problem and solution are also explained on our support blog.

Cheers

Bob

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Message 14 of 17 (425 Views)

Re: visibility in 2d drawings

10-27-2011 05:47 AM in reply to: bobvdd

If I understand correctly controlling the visibility from the assembly would toggle visibility for all views of that assembly.  My issue was needing to turn off visibility of components in only one view.  I guess I'll need to make sure I manually update if I make any changes.

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Message 15 of 17 (418 Views)

Re: visibility in 2d drawings

10-27-2011 09:07 AM in reply to: SKinzel

You can use a different viewrep per view in the drawing. You  could create yourself a viewerp in the assembly that removes the visibility of a particular part and then use that viewrep just in one view but not in the other views.

Bob

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Message 16 of 17 (413 Views)

Re: visibility in 2d drawings

10-27-2011 11:27 AM in reply to: raymondxu

The problem is that visibility was not available in that view in this particular drawing.  The only way I could get visibility to be available was to change the associativity of the view.

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Message 17 of 17 (396 Views)

Re: visibility in 2d drawings

10-28-2011 05:32 AM in reply to: SKinzel

You create view representations as needed in the assembly file (.iam).  Each view in your drawing (.idw), if associative is checked, is controlled by one of those view representations, which you choose in the Edit View dialog box.

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