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'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

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'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

When I turn on a cross-section, some solid models appear as surface models. They appear as 'hollow'.

Nevertheless, 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' is checked on in 'Options', and 'Capped_clip' in config.pro is set to 'yes'....
Any suggestions as to what could be wrong?

( Creo 4.0 )

 

Kind regards

 

 

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Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

@EddyVE 

 

You may try checking this with

- Accuracy of parts.

- Interference between parts. 

 

 

- To investigate, Drag INSERT HERE and place on top of model tree, enable section, drag INSERT HERE to resume 1 or 2 components and check which one s causing the issue. Try changing the accuracy of part 

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Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

When I delete the 'bad' cross sections and create them again, they now look okay as solids.
Apparantly, the option settings are only applied when the cross section is created. The cross sections are not updated when options are changed. Weird, but that is the way it appears to be anyway....

 

Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

I have seen this as well. I think it is a rendering glitch in the graphics. I have found that if I change to wireframe display and then back to shaded display it will render properly. Try it, it should be faster than redefinition of the section.

Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

Thanks for the tip! I will try this if I see this problem again!

Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

Nope, the shaded-to-wireframe and then back doesn't work for me...
I am having a section showing this problem now and changing display mode does not alter anything.
Weird thing is, some parts are shown as solid (yellow part) and some are shown as hollow (grey parts) .....
And the section was displayed fine the other day ......

EddyVE_0-1587374060709.png

 



Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

You said that it was working the other day and maybe this is a silly question but are you certain that those parts are solids? In wireframe are the edges the same as part color? Depending on color settings it could be purple if it is not solid. Next thing I would check is what do you get if you move the section plane slightly, maybe even .005"-.010"? If a section goes through the exact points of a cylindrical surface split then you can get funky section results.

Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

No, you misunderstood. 
What is not working (for me now) is tbraxton's tip of switching display modes from shaded to wireframe and back. That doesn't change anything. Still hollow.
What I meant that worked for me is to delete and redefine the section ...
In fact, I just found out I don't even have to delete the section. I just have to do 'Edit Definition' of the problematic section, do nothing, just hit the green checkmark to exit editing and now the section is back okay .....

 

PS. I designed the part myself, same as always, so I am sure it is a solid ..
Here's what it looks now:

EddyVE_0-1587388798849.png

 

Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

This annoying problem came back to haunt me again ....
What used to 'work' for me was to do a 'Edit Definition' of the troubled cross section, then click OK, and the hollow parts would appear as solid again in the cross section.
Now even that doesn't work anymore.

When in the 'Edit Definition' mode, the cross section appears okay (as solid / capped cross sections). After leaving the 'Edit Definition' mode, some parts appear again as hollow.

This must be a bug,  plain and simple ... ☹️
In the screenshots you can see the 2 representations ....

EddyVE_0-1610621262908.png

During 'Edit Definition' the cross section looks like this:

EddyVE_0-1610621423470.png

 

Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

@EddyVE 

 

You may try checking this with

- Accuracy of parts.

- Interference between parts. 

 

 

- To investigate, Drag INSERT HERE and place on top of model tree, enable section, drag INSERT HERE to resume 1 or 2 components and check which one s causing the issue. Try changing the accuracy of part 

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Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

Hi Mahesh,

 

Thanks to your suggestion (dragging 'Insert Here' from the top down), I was able to pin-point the problem.

It turns out that the hollow components had constraining errors in the assembly.

After repairing the constraints, the failing components did not appear hollow anymore but solid.

 

Thank you very much for your help!

 

Kind regards

Eddy

 

Re: 'Show Clipped Model as Solid' and 'Capped_clip' not working ...

@EddyVE 

 

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