I have a couple views on a drawing that have so many edges in them that It prints out like a big blob.
Is there a way to change the displayed edge line thickness of a particular view?
I believe you can. Expand the tree to the model. Right-click and choose "Component Line Font..." from the drop-down.
That will take you to the dialog box shown below. Un-check "Use document defaults". You can now choose whatever line thickness, style, etc. you want. "All views" will be selected at the bottom by default. If you leave it then your changes will apply to all views of this model. If you select "From selection" instead then the changes will only apply to the selected model. This can be done for single Parts or Assemblies. It's also an easy way to change line colors for certain model edges by selecting a Layer with the appropriate properties.
I think only individual lines - but that would be awesome if you could pick a part in the feature tree and change the layer - you can add a display state to "not show" some of the components.....
Thanks John. It is actually a single part with many small features. I have a 2 views where the scale is large and I've cropped off most of the part, so detail views in a sense, but there are still so many features that it is washing everything out printing or even saving as a PDF.
I was hoping I could just select the view and change both the edge line thickness and color.
I could do this via exporting a DWG, but SW is hanging when I go to export and I'm trying to do something quickly.....
If that is the case you should be able to hide a bunch of features, if they don't pertain to what you want to show......
That looks really great, Glenn. It would be if I could figure out what you are doing,
What version of SWX are you using? I cannot find anything like the dialogs you show in your screenshots. I am using 2105 Student. My Model tree looks like this:
How did you get what you got?
Are you talking about how the lines are displayed on the VDU? I have a SAMSUNG U28D590D VDU driven by an NVIDIA QUADRO K620 Video Card and the lines on my screen are often so fine they are hard to see. I would like them to be wider (it would be nice if I could control colour as well). Is this what you are dealing with?
The question, and my answer, referred to working with a SolidWorks drawing. Your screenshot is of an Assembly. If you want to change the line thickness of Parts when you have your view set to "Shaded with Edges", I'm not aware of any way to do that.
I was scared of that.
However, I am not sure you get what I am driving at. Let me try again.
On my VDU the width of the lines on my screen is very narrow - probably just one pixel on a very high definition screen. This means that details can be hard to discern - especially when you are afflicted with creeping presbyopia like me .
What I want to be able to do is make the lines on my screen wider. I am not worried about how the lines print when I print a drawing, I am worried about whether or not I can see what I am doing when I am drawing something.
I am looking for a way to adjust screen line width. Is there one?
Yes, that's what I thought that's what you meant. Unfortunately I'm not aware of any way to adjust that. I haven't used it yet, but the newly released SW2016 is supposed to work better with high resolution monitors. I don't know if that particular issue has been addressed.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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