I have a component in a large assembly that displays fine (no hidden lines, tangent lines dimmed) normally, but when I show a cross section (that doesn't intersect the component at all) the component displays as wireframe and I can't change it?? Any ideas or thoughts?
I've tried excluding this component from the cross section (even though it's untouched) to no avail.
I am working in Creo 2
Is it an imported component, possibly a surfaces model?
If so, you need to create a section using the Solids & Quilts (something like that).
It is an important component and is a surface. So even if the cross section doesn't touch the part I still have to ensure that I choose solids and quilts? Seems a little weird to me, but thanks I'll give it a try. Any other comments are helpful.
Well so far this is the work around I've come up with. Still seems a little buggy to me but it is what it is right now. I've decided to forego the cross sections for normal projection views with certain subassemblies and components 'blanked' for a clear picture of what I need to see. Not exactly what I wanted but it should work. If anyone comes up with a fix for this in the future, please post it on this discussion. Thanks! Denny
Did you use the Model and Quilts option in creating a section? It isn't for creating a section of a quilt; it's for whether quilts are included in the hidden line removal computations or just dropped into the section view as-is.
Up through WF5 the choice had to be made when the section was defined. I hope in Creo that PTC made it so that it would be able to be redefined.
It seems like a bug in the software**. If you're on maintenance, think about reducing the assembly and drawing to something your company would feel comfortable sharing, because that's what support will probably want. Then give tech support a call.
If there is a well known problem, they should suggest a release version that has that problem corrected. If it isn't they'll want a copy of the file to examine.
**Bugs are when software acts randomly to do what you don't want.
Features are when software acts reproducibly to do what you don't want.
So far it seems like a bug, but tech support may claim it's a feature.