We have started the transition from CE03 to CE06 and have one workstation running CE06.
We typically set our BV clip volumes to CLIP ALL SIDES. They end up looking like this in an iso view, notice both the horizontal and vertical portions of the walls are clipped and resymbolized-- this is the view in CE03.
However the same file opened in CE06 is clipped , but only the primary cut plane is resymbolized. In the following view, notice that the vertical cuts are not resymbolized--inside the red loop
Is there now a setting that must be activated to resymbolize all clipped faces?
Please try setting the variable _USTN_SUPPRESS_CROPPLANESECTIONGRAPHICS to '0'. We deliver this set to '1'
To test you can set this locally, then apply to your system by adding it to Standards.cfg (or your equivalent file).
There appears to be a change in behaviour related to this variable from U3 to U6. We will look into it.
_USTN_SUPPRESS_CROPPLANESECTIONGRAPHICS is designed to eliminate unwanted cut lines in dynamic views, setting the variable to '0' will result in the behavior shown on the left, the effect of the default '1' setting is shown on the right:
Answer Verified By: Steve Cocchi
we have the same issue since OBD CE U6 but now it's clear why.
By Default _USTN_SUPPRESS_CROPPLANESECTIONGRAPHICS is set to 1. No cut lines at side clipping planes.
But if I set it to 0 the cut lines are created and visible.
We clearly have two use cases to ensure that we are addressing:
1. The 2D drawing views where we have designed a solution to meet user requests to eliminate not existent and potentially misleading lines created by clip planes
2. The 3D view where the edges need to resymbolise in the same way as the primary cut plane.
It not clear what has changed, still investigating
thanks for the configuration variable changes, they worked perfectly and all my cut planes are now showing. I have no idea how we would have discovered those obscure settings without your deep understanding.
Regarding the two use cases you mention above: We often will use a 3D saved view attached to a sheet for notation, so it presents as an perspective type view. Having a cut clip display on every face is crucial, see below:
Yet-- we also do a lot of interior elevations, etc. where it would be great if the side cuts were suppressed.
So -- in your investigation and service request, I think you should put the clip suppression capability as an attribute of the saved view, rather than the whole application, that way one could turn it off for elevations, and leave it on for 3D work.
Thanks again for your help!
You may have been told about this via other communications, but for the record:
Section symbology will be correctly displayed if _USTN_SUPPRESS_CROPPLANESECTIONGRAPHICS = 0. The default value is 1 which is intended to omit unwanted non-existent lines that clip volumes may otherwise add to drawings.
The objects in this screengrab are:
This can be changed on the fly using the Configuration Variables dialog (1), which will add the changed value (2) to a user's UCF. To revert select the variable and click Delete (3) to remove it from the UCF.
Once the variable is changed, use the view refresh tool to see the changed dynamic view.
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