is there a way to change componant transparency directly in paper space. not just hide or show componant.
If by "paper space" you mean in a Solidworks Drawing, then no, there isn't an option to make a component transparent there. You can make it transparent in the Assembly, but that will only expose components behind it in the Drawing if your view is one of the Shaded options. An alternative that might work for you would be to set the components behind it to "Show hidden edges".
it is a Solidworks Drawing I'm referring too. perhaps i should have explained further why i was looking for such a feature. I
whilst making a drawing of an assembly it is often necessary to temporarily look through a part (or several) to either add a stacked balloon reference or something. or in other cases where hiding components completely would result in more confusing drawing view with no true point of reference or orientation. Likewise showing all hidden lines would result in a birds nest of lines which would be difficult to work with.
though the process your describing works its not as fluid as it could be.
my real question should have been can there be a similar feature in the drawing space as in the modeling space where the transparency of parts could be "toggled" conveniently not just hide/show. no extra display states or configurations.
as it is your way will do as a work around so thank you.
Best bet is to either :
- make a config where the element(s) that you don't want obscuring the details you want to see are surpressed or removed with a cut-extrude
- using section views in the 2D to slice off the offending element(s)
thank you for your suggestion, Please see my reply to Glenn Schroeder
I think ill be ok to work using either of your methods
Peter De Vlieger wrote: Best bet is to either :- make a config where the element(s) that you don't want obscuring the details you want to see are surpressed or removed with a cut-extrude- using section views in the 2D to slice off the offending element(s)
Peter De Vlieger wrote:
Along the section view point that Mr. De Vlieger mentioned, I'd suggest using a Broken-out section view to control both the boundary of the section and its cutting depth.
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