I'm really liking using Envelopes to exclude parts from the BOM:
It makes it soooo easy to see what is excluded.
this should do it for the Lines.
I use it all the time, mostly for starter Parts in Routing and Skeleton Sketch Parts in Assemblies.
My Favorite way of excluding parts from BOM and it will never show on the Drawing.
Is there a way to show envelope parts if I want to?
I don't think so.
Yes! It can be done:
Now does anyone know how to make that the default? Also, is there a way to show them with normal lines?
Cool! Thanks so much Andreas!
Just for anyone who is interested, you have to toggle "Show Envelopes" to get the line font to change. I toggled the top view, but not the bottom view:
Does anybody know if there is a way to set "Show Envelopes" to checked by default?
Matt Peneguy wrote: Does anybody know if there is a way to set "Show Envelopes" to checked by default?
Matt Peneguy wrote:
Try creating a view in a drawing......then checking "show envelopes".
Then save that drawing as a template. Then open the template and delete the view. Then overwrite it as a template again.
See if that works. It works on some dimension settings.
Thanks for the tip...And if that doesn't work it appears it may not be possible. I don't see it in the Options>Document Properties anywhere... To me if the setting exists, you should be able to set the default behavior for it. And what appears even worse, is that you may not be able to access it through the API.
No dice... After adding a view toggling the setting to checked I can't save it as a template...Even after I delete the view. I get the following dialog:
It changes the extension of file up here:
But, I can't save it.
Are you able to do as you say in 2018, Dan?
This is what I got in SW 2017:
It still saves it as a template though. Which is exactly as expected for me.
But I tested out the "show envelopes" thing and it doesn't work.
Well...at least we tried.
Well, it looks like you may not be able to do your trick in 2018, as far as I can tell.
Thanks for the help.
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