Ok, I've lost my notes and can't remember how to make a piece of glass see thru in an assembly so I can see what's behind in my drawing view. Yes yes, I'm getting old...
Open the part and select this tab
Right mouse click the part and look for "Change Transparency" - similar in the part feature tree
I need it in the drawing view.
and........ then show in the shaded mode - forgot to add that
So, that doesn't work. The glass isn't see thru. I'm in SW2015 but all you've shown me is there to select.
I'm assuming you don't want it transparent at the part level (in which case I'd go to that part, select the glass body from the bodies folder, and assign to it the glass material). On an assembly level, you could select the body to be made transparent, RMB and click on the down arrow next to Appearances. click on "body" and then under "advanced" in the Illumination tab you should see a "Transparent amount" slider which should be helpful.....
Oh wait, nope. Neither of these seem to affect the "see-throughness" at the drawing sheet level. Huh. I have no idea. Like to know the answer though.
Right-click the component in the drawing view in which you want it to be hidden. There will be a choice to show/hide the component.
To the best of my recollection, this cannot be accomplished in a drawing.
I'll ping Matt L. to be sure.
I'm doing that as a last resort but I know I remember reading (here on the forum) a way to do this.
You can make the glass see thru by making an Display state at the assembly level, selecting the part in the feature tree, right click your mouse and select part transparency. Now in your drawing you just have to make sure you select that display state and the part will be see thru.
Not sure what your picking or how your doing it but here is a snap shot of a drawing view
Is that what you want????
So, this is how I did it in another software but it is 2 views over the top of each other. The see thru part is in a display state by itself and then you put 2 vies in and remove the non-see thru part from the drawing view and make the separate display view wireframe.
I'm certain SW should be able to do this and if they can't so be it.
That's a different procedure or a different look, - but you can add display states and make different parts so transparent that you can't see them... I've done the parts transparency before, here I may have a glass door or a glass shelf, so at times I need to show it transparent....
Peter, that doesn't do it either but thanks.
John, if it wasn't shaded, would it still work? I haven't been able to get you method to show as you have here but if that's the method, I'll use it.
..you need to apply the "Lensor" option..
..well, actually, lensor should work or overide at the assembly level.
I'll be leaving very soon here, just shut down, - I think you have to show in Shaded - it's really not that difficult, a little more pick and choose thing - have a great weekend - adios
Set up a display state and change the display style of the glass piece to wire frame. Then your drawing view should be set to shaded.
For sure this can be achieved in a drawing.
Simply setting the transparency at the part or assy level works for me.
If you made that glass transparent in your assembly then it should also be transparent in the drawing view. I do it all the time to show rebar in concrete.
Steve, If none of the methods work, check the Rx tool to make sure your graphics driver is OK.
I think the answer is "only in shaded drawing view mode".
OK, it appears that this can be accomplished BUT the drawing view must be in "shaded" mode. Normally I don't want to be in shaded mode and in some certain instances I would do this.
Thanks to all for the help...
Shaded mode is the solution. You can create a display state in the assembly where all the components are the same color as your drawing sheet and ambient light is set to max. Then, set your glass component as transparent. In the drawing view, set it to shaded with edges. The only caveat is that the drawing sheet color is a system setting. As long as everyone is on default colors, this should work, even when printing.
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