I have made an assembly consisting of straight lengths of pipe with elbows etc. Is there any way to hide lines between the elbows and straight lengths where they are mated?
Oops sorry Glenn, missed the word shaded with edges.
Sorry Andrew, you can't do that in "shaded with edges" mode on.
In the drawing view you may right click on the edge and select hide.
It says "shaded with edges" in the discussion title. I've never been able to hide edges in shaded with edges views. Does it work for you?
So I guess my best bet is to go back and re-create my pipline as one whole part to get rid of these join lines?
Are they distinct,sharp edges, or tangent edges, such as where an elbow meets a straight section if they're the same outside diameter? Because you can choose to not display tangent edges (assuming that they aren't two seperate bodies of the same part). If I didn't explain that clearly please post a screenshot of one of the edges that you'd like to hide.
Yeah not 100% sure what you're asking, I do have tangent lines removed in display/selection. Here is a picture:
Hope it's big enough.
If you have tangent lines removed in your model and the drawing, then any edges visible in the model will be visible in shaded with edges drawing views. The only way would be to edit your model (combine bodies, eliminate sharp edges, etc.) so that the edges are removed.
For the future, when inserting a screenshot, if you will save it as a .png, then click on the camera icon at the top when you're posting, it will be inserted into the body of your post.
I will go back to fix this up at some point, I was looking for a quick way but guess there isn't one!
I shall remember that about the pictures for the furture.
If the parts are welded together, then why would anyone want to hide the line?
If the pipe is bent, then create the part by sweeping the pipe profile along a 3D sketch path.
I sense your frustration.
If you select an edge in the model view, then you are selecting the edge of a feature, and I expect that any further operation such as Hide, will act on the feature.
In a wireframe drawing view I have selected lines and hidden them.
You might explore the Join command and make a multibody from your string of single bodies. I don't know whether that will work in the context of an assembly.
Or apply assembly Reference Geometry axes to the centrelines of your pipes then use those as a sweep path to extend one pipe to encompass the assembly of pipes. Provided the RG is visible when editing in context.
If all else fails, console yourself with the knowledge that repitition has built my understanding of SW, and will probably do the same for you.
I apolosise for being snappy.
I have tried to hide lines in the wireframe model, while they don't show up in the wire frame as soon as i change back to shaded with edges they re-appear.
I'm coming to the conclusion it's something I can't fix within a short time frame.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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