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Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

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Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

We need to show some tooling pins in a detailed view but they are just clutter in a parent view. Sketching them is a stupid work around.

The other stupid work around is to make the detailed view a general view and add the detail call out separately.

These represent stupid work-arounds - SWA

Does anyone know a way to control layers independently in a detailed view?

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Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

My solution is to do a local cross-section in the parent view. It's just another work-around but it solves most of my issues.

Only 1 or 2 times a year do I need to make a detailed view in to a general view and then FAKE the view callouts.

I agree it would be a nice option to allow some control.

Stephen Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
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Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

The detail view is a very simple magnified copy of an enclosed portion of the original view. That is its only function. There are no other controls.

Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

you could also do a component display in that view.. to hide what your dont want shown..

Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

You can't blank a component in a detail view, you have to blank it in the parent view.

Stephen Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

my mistake, just tested it.. coulda swore i have done it before.  hahah..

Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

Yes, I'm aware of that.

I guess all I can hope for is that PTC will see fit to change that. Which I'm sure will happen any minute now.

Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

My solution is to do a local cross-section in the parent view. It's just another work-around but it solves most of my issues.

Only 1 or 2 times a year do I need to make a detailed view in to a general view and then FAKE the view callouts.

I agree it would be a nice option to allow some control.

Stephen Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

You should submit a product enhancement. I looked and didn't see one.

Stephen Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

We have many components with small areas of high precision (hence the detailed views) so I find myself doing  the same #@!!&$ work-arounds on a very regular basis.

Re: Why must the detail view always follow the layer display of the parent view? Is there a way around this stupid rule?

Not that it would actually get action but it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Stephen Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)