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Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

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Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

Hi again,

Im wondering how, if possible, I can hide or display certain features in different views of the same drawing. For example, in the image I uploaded, I have two coordinate systems, and I want to display only the Blockup csys in Top view 1 and only the OP1 csys in Bottom view 2. This image it doesnt actually matter so much, but when I have some jobs with three or four co-ordinate systems all overlapping or nearby to each other it can get real confusing.

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Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

Nick,

yes, you can, but it is little bit complicated.

1.] set the following detail configuration options in your drawing

draw_layer_overrides_model yes

ignore_model_layer_status yes

2.] in the model create layer for every single CSYS

3.] in the drawing ... REPEAT the procedure for every view

  • in left pane switch model tree to layer tree
  • at the top of the layer tree there is a combox box, expand it and select the appropriate view
  • hide layers containing unwanted CSYS
  • save layer status

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák
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Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

In general, these items are managed by layers. You can specify layer status unique to every view.

Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

Nick,

yes, you can, but it is little bit complicated.

1.] set the following detail configuration options in your drawing

draw_layer_overrides_model yes

ignore_model_layer_status yes

2.] in the model create layer for every single CSYS

3.] in the drawing ... REPEAT the procedure for every view

  • in left pane switch model tree to layer tree
  • at the top of the layer tree there is a combox box, expand it and select the appropriate view
  • hide layers containing unwanted CSYS
  • save layer status

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

Martin, I am not sure #1 is required. I don't remember setting this for anything and I manage layers per view directly.

Of course, combined states can also be used.

Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

Hi MartinHanak,

I tried setting those config options in the config editor and they weren't there. I then opened config.pro and added the options manually but they show up as red circles in config editor as if it doesnt understand them. A

I tried doing everything you said but once i get to step 3, i cant seem to find the combo box with the views inside it, instead i get a combo box with other stuff inside it and this seems to not change no matter how many views i add.

view2.jpg

Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

Nick,

options mentioned does not belong to config.pro. These are detail configuration options. You will see them when you open a drawing and then click File > Prepare > Drawing Properties > change in Details Options line.

Do not forget that the change you will make is valid for active drawing, only.

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

Martin,

Ahh ok i will have to retry this when I get in work tomorrow morning. Thanks!

- Nick

Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

Antonius, What do you mean by combined states? I've seen the dialog box popup when i enter a drawing asking what combined states I wanted, but I thought that was just fro exploding assemblies and such?

-Nick

Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

When you right click a feature in the model tree, you can "remove from state". This is one way to create a simplified rep. Use the view manager to create the simplified rep. Then use the All tab to create the combined state...

hide-csys-w-comb-states.PNG

Note that you can also manage layer states with Combined States.

Note: this is only applicable in Part mode.

Re: Can I turn on/off individual coordinate systems/features in different drawing views?

I opened a default Creo 2.0 session. I picked an assembly with CSYS at various levels.

In order to show a specific one, I needed to layer them all.so they could be managed. That way, if the model display state changed, it wouldn't change the drawing. This is always a danger with hide in the model.

There are no special settings required in the .dtl file. The drawing tree has its own unique layer manager for each view. As always, it also has the save status to frustrate newer users (right click in the pane).

default_view_layer_behavior.PNG