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how to turn on neon effects for selected feature or dimension lines

wchegal
1-Newbie

how to turn on neon effects for selected feature or dimension lines

As captured picture below, how can I turn on neon effects for selected feature or dimension lines?

Thank you.

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You can turn on this option by inserting the following line in config.pro

enable_selection_glow yes

Thanks to James Lim in Digitek for giving this tip to me.

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Interesting... we have neon? 

Highlighted? (translation?)

You can turn on this option by inserting the following line in config.pro

enable_selection_glow yes

Thanks to James Lim in Digitek for giving this tip to me.

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Patriot_1776
22-Sapphire I
(To:wchegal)

Interesting, I'm on creo 3 and that option doesn't show up

It is a hidden option. Just type it in your config.pro with text editor.

Patriot_1776
22-Sapphire I
(To:wchegal)

Ahhhh, thanks!

Does anyone have a link to creo 3 "hidden" config.pro options?  the last one I have is oooooooold.

I use Olaf Corten's Search Pro/ENGINEER config.pro options utilities to find options.

**There was just a post on the system admin section about a list...Creo 4 Config Options - now .csv

StephenWilliams
22-Sapphire III
(To:wchegal)

That's a very interesting feature. I'm not sure I like it but I'll try it a little while to see

I just tried it, and I'm kinda diggin' it!  Got a separate config_test.pro I manually load so I can switch back and forth, but so far, me likey!  I also made a quick Excel file of that page with ALL creo 3 configs, so I can post that if needed.

Thanks guys!

dgschaefer
21-Topaz II
(To:wchegal)

Works in Creo 2 as well, at least in M230.  Not sure how I feel about it, but I'm going to give it a shot.

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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I haven't used it much yet, but am liking it.  These old eyes need a little more highlight.

I posted all this here at work for all the ex-SW users now using Pro/E, maybe that will eliminate SOME of the whining.... 

Ok, so, I wasn't able to see any change in drawing mode, though it was a quick check.  where I think I like it the most, is in sketcher mode.  It REALLY highlights constraints, sketched entities, and other objects well.  Again, just a quick test in sketcher, but I think I like this setting!

mcestnik
12-Amethyst
(To:wchegal)

For those that are using neon effect here are some extra neon display control options:

glow_blur_radius     1

glow_blur_sigma     internal

glow_blur_type        internal

glow_line_width      2

Patriot_1776
22-Sapphire I
(To:mcestnik)

The problem with hidden configs, is that there is no explanation as to what they do.  I tried the above configs, and didn't like them.

glow_blur_type:

  • 1 fading glow, further from line, less intense
  • -1 flat glow, more like a wide-transparent flat line behind selected object  (my preference now)

glow_blur_radius:

  • width of the blur, but is dependent on the glow_line_width

glow_line_width:

  • width of the base highlight line that is blurred.  when blur-radius = 1 the selection will be wide and opaque.  when blur-radius larger, the glow-line will be more transparent but the wider the line_width the more opaque the highlight appears.

glow_blur_sigma:

  • [edit] default value was 6.3.
  • 0 gives no highlight
  • 1 barely any glow, only a thicker line
  • 3 starts to show a glow
  • 6 default look
  • 12 getting toward a more flat look
  • 24+ gives same basic effect to the glow_blur_type -1

sigma adjustment from 0-24+

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Some examples of different values when changed.  Also note, I have my "selection color" set to a neon green because the magenta selection color is not as "highlighty" to my taste.

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Patriot_1776
22-Sapphire I
(To:ckeller)

Awesome, that really helps, thanks!

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