I have a placed jt file in a idr file. I want to create an enlarged view of a detail. Can I place an elipse over the placed file and trim it so the lines in the ellipse are still displayed?
sounds like the most direct solution is the 'mask' command - draw your ellipse - select everything you want to display inside the ellipse (not the ellipse itself) - select 'mask' from the elements menu - select the ellipse with the new cursor....done
note that the lines outside the ellipse still exist; they're just not displayed - will revert to normal when 'unmask' is selected
can manually (permanently) trim or remove objects outside an ellipse -
fill ellipse with white and 'arrange' and 'send to back' -
'group' with lines -
place higher in layer list to display over objects on lower layer
can be moved around, cut and pasted into other drawings, etc. while preserving the integrity of any background it covers...
Thanks Anthony, this works perfectly for what I was wanting to accomplish.
"Sounds like the most direct solution is the 'mask' command - draw your ellipse - select everything you want to display inside the ellipse (not the ellipse itself) - select 'mask' from the elements menu - select the ellipse with the new cursor....done"
there is no problem at all to ask questions of any kind here.
But IsoDraw is a very extensive sofware with many possibilities. Therefore, all new employees get a three-day training from external service providers to learn the basics of IsoDraw.
One problem with the "mask" command is that all elements in the ellipse still exist. When there are many masked ellipses existing IsoDraw become very slow in a graphic. That's why I cut off often protruding elements.