Goodness me, the replies come quickly on this exploder. Thank you, folks.
Only two replies - quality, not quantity!
<<<good afternoon.<br="/>I have an assembly, made up of a number of parts, some of which have
geometric tolerances applied to them.
The start part used here does not create a layer on which all geometric
tolerances are placed.
I now want to prevent the display of the geometric tolerances whenever I
open the assembly model.
Simple! Make a rule-based layer, put all the gtols on it and hide the layer.
Problem is, I get a sneaky snidey little message. after I have done all
'Rules cannot be evaluated for submodels of a Layer model'
and all the gtols remain stubbornly visible.
I imagine that means, roughly translated into English, that I have to create
the layer in each part model and that I can't create it in the top level
assembly model and apply it to sub-models, Even Though the software lets me
tick the box And preview results shows all the gtols in all the parts.
Either I am being daft - not that unlikely, many would say - or that is one
Very Annoying feature.
Please, please, point out where and how I am being daft, because being daft
is less work than working round the 'feature'.<<<
1. John, you are correct in saying that you need to create the layer in the
individual parts. That is the only way you are going to correct the problem
you are having for now and the future assy.
Create a mapkey to this function for you. I have one created to fix all of
layers that we want to have auto features on (ie gtols, finish marks,
datums, xsec, surfaces ect....) to fix all of the legacy data bases we have
and it works great. Mapkeys can be a pain to setup sometimes but once it's
done and the mapkey works correctly you will glad you took the time.
2. Don't tick the box, instead go to the layers menu and pick extend rules.
I am delighted to say that answer 2 works very nicely. Thanks for pointing
out my daftness without actually mentioning it in the reply!
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