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mrattray
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Message 1 of 26 (263 Views)

Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

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05-16-2013 11:57 AM

I seem to have a few components in this here drawing that refuse to show themselves.

 

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These are two occurrences of a patterned sub-assembly. The one that's missing it's foot and gussets is the first occurrence. This view is set to use the models view rep and is set to associative. It shows up correctly in the model. I've tried playing with every setting I can think of (yes, including graphics compatibility mode and software graphics mode). I've tried restarting the computer, manually updating the view, setting the view's view rep to master, turning off associative, etc. I'm out of ideas. Can anyone else suggest something else to look at that I may have overlooked?

 

It may be worth mentioning that this is a large assembly (by my standards) and Inventor is dragging **** trying to work with it. Occurrences/Unique Files: 7967 / 119

 

Here's some system specs in case anyone wants to ask:

 

Inventor 2013 SP2
Windows 7 SP 1
Dell Precision T5600
Intel Xeon 3.3GHz x 4 Cores
32 GB RAM
AMD FirePro V5900 (2GB)
237 GB SSD

 

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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tsreagan
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Message 2 of 26 (259 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:15 PM in reply to: mrattray

Under the display options for the drawing view,  did you play with the section all parts, and Cut Inheritance options?

 

 

Expand the tree and check the status of the pattern object or missing part from there.

 

 

T.S.

 

 

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Message 3 of 26 (254 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:25 PM in reply to: tsreagan

Thanks for the reply. This is my view settings:

 

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I should also mention that these three parts are missing from all four views of the main assembly, but show up fine in the layout for the sub-assembly.

 

This is the options I have available for the components in question:

 

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Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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tsreagan
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Message 4 of 26 (247 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:30 PM in reply to: mrattray

In the last screen shot, the entry you have expanded is the first instance of the pattern, which is the one you say is visible.

 

expand the other elements in the pattern.  the missing part should be grey if it is somehow off.

 

Try the section participation as well, if they are not greyed out when you reveal them.

if no luck try to change the section standard parts to ALL.

 

T.S.

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mrattray
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Message 5 of 26 (242 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:33 PM in reply to: tsreagan
The first element is the one missing parts, the other 4 elements are correct.
Changing Section Participation does nothing. (As I would expect, since there are no sections on the sheet.)
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tsreagan
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Message 6 of 26 (231 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:40 PM in reply to: mrattray

Hmmm.  Though it was a section.

 

This makes it harder.  Let me think on it a moment.

 

 

T.S.

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tsreagan
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Message 7 of 26 (226 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:45 PM in reply to: tsreagan

Notice you are using custom level of detail,  something there maybe.

 

it is strange that you would have the parts visible in the assembly view but not in the associated drawing view.

 

try unassociating it and manually making the pattern, the elements, and the individual part under the element, visible on the right click menu.

 

T.S.

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RayFeiler
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Message 8 of 26 (226 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:46 PM in reply to: mrattray

Have you tried increasing the margin under model state?

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mrattray
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Message 9 of 26 (218 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:49 PM in reply to: tsreagan
Changing to Master LOD is no help.
Indeed.
Visibility is checked when I do this.
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mrattray
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Message 10 of 26 (218 Views)

Re: Visibility Issue in Drawing Environment

05-16-2013 12:51 PM in reply to: RayFeiler
Yes, I bumped it from 5 to 20 and it's no help. The parts aren't marked as reference, either.
Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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