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Recently I helped a customer who wanted to make his images stand out, so he inquired how to get images like the ones seen in our marketing images.  Here I offer an alternative to using Photoshop by using an out-of-the-box approach.


First make sure that your Simulation > Options are set correctly under the Plot sub-category (see attached settings); the default setting is to show excluded and hidden bodies as transparent.  Now to exclude a part from the analysis, right-click a body and choose to exclude it from the analysis.  Set up the restraints/fixtures and loads as if the excluded bodies are not there; better yet-- isolate the remaining components and create a Display State.

To capture the image, my preference is to use the "Image Capture" tool that can be found under the Screen Capture tools while customizing the toolbar icons.



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