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Possibility to have in an Assembly one model displaying as shaded and the other shaded with edges

Possibility to have in an Assembly one model displaying as shaded and the other shaded with edges

Currently you can only set to Shaded, but sometimes it could be useful to have one model displaying shaded with edges and the other just shaded. I couldn't find a way to do it under the Model Display > Component Display Style, only shaded is available. I also tried the Style tab on View Manager, but same options are available.

I opened PTC case and such functionality is not available for now.

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Garnet

When I initially read the question, I thought my answer below was relevant (it was before you edited to show the answer that that functionality is not available for now) - as I read it now, you are correct, it's not available.  But a workaround (hack) if it's really important to show this way - duplicate the model in the assembly and show one as no-hidden, and the other as shaded.  it's not what you want really, but it is a way to get a particular look if it's wanted.  e.g. like the tron carrier ship with shading and red outlines.  it's possible, just a bit awkward.  I'll upvote this.

[EDIT] Easy way, you pick the objects you want to make transparent, no-hidden, etc, then click on model-display, component display style, then choose the way you want that component to be displayed.  It's another way to access the functionality of the display styles as described below.

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Similar to creating a simplified rep, you can create a display "style" in the view manager.  Click "Manage Views" in the modelling ribbon.

The the View Manager, click on the "Style" tab.

Click "New" to create a new style - name it.

When the EDIT:{style name} box pops up, you can blank, or "show" as {wireframe, hidden line, no hidden, shading, or transparent}, or "By Display" allows you to copy display styles from subassemblies.  select the style, select the objects for that style, then click ok, then click ok again to save the style.

whenever you want to recall the saved style, just go to the view manager and activate the style you've created.

Default style is a special style you can edit to have as the style that's active when you open the assembly.

And lastly, you can edit your model tree columns to allow you to edit the display style from the model tree.  Note, any changes made in the model tree for that display style are persistent, so you won't have to manually save it.

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Regular Member

Hi Chris,

Thanks, the workaround you suggested of adding looks good.

Another thing that I suggested to the engineer was to change the transparency of the model from 0 to 5. That makes the edges of that model change to the same colour as the surfaces