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Any work around with having too many hidden lines (Display style -visible edges) with channels?
I am trying to start using saved reference views, when making shop drawings. I reference a saved views from my 3D model to my 2D sheet drawing.I used display style - visible edges. The problem with this method, the view ends up being way to confusing, since there are so many hidden lines (see example). At least half of those hidden lines are not necessary. With W structural shapes I found a workaround. By deleting all the rounded corners, I end up with less hidden lines in my 2d sheet drawing.
But channel structural shapes are especially problematic in certain views (SEE BC). Side view L look ok, only one hidden line. Even after removing rounded edges, I still get more hidden lines then I would like to see (SEE BC in picture). See A, which shows only one hidden line per side. So my solution for now is to distort the channel to all square 90 deg corners (H). The only issue with that is, my profile shape is distorted a lot (J not distorted too much).
I wish there was a way to have line B disappear, without changing my channel profile.Any ideas how can I avoid having so many hidden lines, especially for channels?
If you LMB (left mouse button) over the object that you don't want to see you have an option to turn it off independently from the level.
If that's not good you can consider to present without the hidden lines at all.
Another solution could be to exchange version from v8i to CE, with Display Rules you can do amazing things.
With my ss3 Microstation I only get additional options by right mouse clicking. But I don't see any options to remove item from view.
Abel Vlad said:But I don't see any options to remove item
The option is only available if you are using "cached visible edges" for your reference attachment.
Cached visible edges also has the option to "remove smooth edges", so one solution might be to leave the rounds on all edges you don't want to see and enable this option...could be easier than manually hiding lots of edges.
Example showing front view with remove smooth edges off and on:
We run into this issue same as you our solution and practice for the past 16 year of 3D modeling structural steel has been to use square channels with the flange modeled at the Tf value. This makes it possible to still measure for grip (on gauge) for bolts and make good prints. It's of course going to look a bit off in a section view but we've got 50+ different fabricators that work with us and we've never gotten a phone call or had an issue with it.
We also do this with tube steel (draw it square with no radius) angles, and pretty much any structural member. The only thing to be careful of is when run a plate flush to the corner of a tube with a heavy wall thickness your details need to compensate for the extra over-lap of light gauge sheet metal fitting up to that corner.
Running with no hidden lines at all or trying to let the software turn them off as a function smooth edges makes for very unprofessional prints.
thanks that really helps. also, is it possible to create a display style that has "remove smooth edges" built in?