I had thought that this "feature" had been around awhile, that's why I started the post with "Surely someone has asked this question"
And adding layers is how others at my company handle it but I was hoping in this new age of Creo X.0 there would away around that.
Well, I'm using creo 2.0 m150 and cosmetic sketches do get hidden when "no hidden" display style is used.
cosmetic threads do show thru though, and have to be managed using layers.
using some kind of ATI graphics card and these are my settings:
I apologize to you. I overlooked the fact that you want to take pictures in Assembly/Part mode (not in Drawing mode).
I tested my b1.prt in Part mode in Creo Parametric 2.0 M070+M150 and Creo Parametric 3.0 M030 on PC (graphics NVIDIA Quadro FX 570) and notebook (graphics NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M). The results were identical - see pictures.
I used graphics opengl and also graphics win32_gdi config.pro option during testing.
If you are taking screen shots for illustration purposes, is there any reason you can't "hide" the feature for the moment and "unhide" it when you are ready? This is quickly accessed on screen and in the model tree and does not require additional layer configuration.
Yes, that is actually what I have been doing. The problem is finding and hiding all the features isn't all that quick or easy for us, for a simple example like the above no problem, however when I have a large assembly (which I normally do) where every bolt hole is a separate cosmetic thread it gets to be a pain. Not to mention the weird stuff imported models can do. Then after I get my image I have to be sure not to save it and close the assembly or go through and unhide everything.
Since everyone else seems to get the same results, it's not a problem with my/our systems. This is just the functionality of the software.
I guess I am just the only one who has assemblies with lots of sketches and cosmetic threads and doesn't want to make drawings or fight layers.
I guess I am wrong to expect the button to do what it says it does!
(Sorry I couldn't resist a little jab at PTC)
I figured that was the case. Wish I could offer a better option. I know how frustrating it is to work around these types of issues. Hope you come across a resolution or better option/workaround.
I disagree. For me, at least as far as cosmetic sketches, these do get hidden when "No Hidden" display style is used:
my display settings are listed in an earlier message in this thread...
speaking of threads, the cosmetics threads still show up; but they are easily collected on a layer with the following rule:
Agreed, cosmetic sketches do get hidden when in hidden line mode if fast hidden lines removal is off. The issue was that if you turned on fast hidden lines removal you saw the sketches and if you turn it off you saw the cosmetic threads, either way there was something there that shouldn't have been.
With that said this rules thing is something I have never seen before. (probably because I don't like working with layers)
This looks promising though, this could/would make working with layers much easier for me.
Thank you for introducing me to it!