in the assembly it looks like this,,,
but in the drawing sheet it looks like this,,,
why are the lines missing?
Did you try to make tangent edges visible?
Select the "Hidden Lines Visible" and then unselect "Hidden Lines Visible" - sometimes that clears it up or just make it shown as shaded view, another thing to take a look at is your option settings
Another reason it appears like that in the drawing is because the part is slightly below the surface it is mating with.
Tangent Edges Visible was checked on, but thanks.
These ideas didn't work, but thanks.
I am not sure what you see, in the Assembly they appear mated correctly and the lines are visible.This is an assembly I got from the engineers, I just do the exploded views for technical illustration.
No even if you changed the views to Shaded??
do you mean with the "Use shaded preview" box checked? it was already checked on. no luck.
Is there a back plate that the part is "flush" with? Like Wayne said, it might be slightly below the back plate face.
Probably won't work but worth a try anyway ....
Right click on a drawing view in an EMPTY area away from any edges, choose Hide / Show edges icon (circled below). Do the edges show up? If so you can select them to turn them back on.
Any chance if you share these files to check or try replicating the same on dummy files and share those.
Can you select them even though they are not visible?
If so, then simply running a CTRL Q might solve the problem (I have seen that before).
Not to beat a dead horse on this one but usually if you have tried all of the suggestions given so far, the answer is that the parts without visible edges in the drawing are interfering with the parts they are abutted to. It could be as little as .00001" all it takes is the slightest interference for this to show up this way in your drawing.
Then check this
I agree and it looks like the case.
Jennifer Farrar wrote: do you mean with the "Use shaded preview" box checked? it was already checked on. no luck.
Jennifer Farrar wrote:
No. John mentioned this, but you might have missed it. Try switching to a different Display Type and then back. I occasionally have the same issue you described, and this always fixes it.
thanks, very interesting, when I changed the "Display Style" to "Shaded With Edges" and "Draft quality",the line appears correctly,but when I choose any other display style, including "Shaded With Edges" and "High quality" it disappears.
click on my pasted image to see all of it.
but when I go back to "Display Style" with "Hidden Lines Removed",which is the display I need,the lines disappear again.
I'm surprised that doesn't fix it. The only other thing I can think of then would be to turn on the Shaded with Edges style and use the "Convert Entities" command on the Sketch toolbar to place sketched lines on those edges. Then switch back to the display style you need. You may need to use the icons on the Line Format toolbar to get the sketch lines to match the weight, style, color etc of the rest of the views edges.
The only options left then is shown in shaded or hidden lines shown....
If you placed Sketch lines they should certainly remain visible when switching between view types.
Thank You for everyone's help!!! I have learned a lot!!!I just started from scratch again and made a new drawing sheet,
and here's what makes all the difference: (hard to explain and makes no sense!),,, but,,,,
when I just select and drag the view I want (exploded view) onto the sheet from the "View Palette" right pop up windowthat says, "Drag Views onto drawing sheet."
some of the edge lines are missing.
...BUT if I instead select the view from the "Model View" button in the upper left,and don't use the drag and drop "View Palette" at all,
and set the settings, such as "Hidden Lines Removed",
then magically all the edge lines appear correctly!!!
I would still say that the parts are overlapping - when you change colour and draft quality - aren't you just seeing the line (you want) passing through the other?
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