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Better Assembly Visualization using Display Styles

AdamHaas
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Better Assembly Visualization using Display Styles

Here's a quick assembly visualization tip you can use to impress your friends and neighbors:

Using this STARBASE Scalextric slot car assembly, imagine that you want to quickly make it easier to see through the car body. I could Hide the car body, Suppress the car body or change the appearance (color) applied to the car body to be transparent. A better method might be to change the Component Display.

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Select the component of the assembly that you wish to change the display of, you can use CTRL to select multiple components. Then with the component(s) selected:

In Creo 1.0: In the Model tab, click Model Display> Component Display Style and then select a display type you want from the drop-down menu. In this example, I have selected No Hidden.

In Creo Elements/Pro: From the main menu, click View> Display Style and then select a display type you want from the drop-down menu. In this example, I have selected No Hidden.

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Doing this will modify the Master Style of the assembly. From the Style tab of the View Manager, you can reset the display by double-clicking on the modified Master Style(+) or you can right-click and select Save to save the display as a different name, for easy access later. To open the View Manager:

In Creo 1.0: Click View Manager from the Model Display group or Graphics toolbar as shown.

In Creo Elements/Pro: From the main menu, click View> View Manager.


Note: If you save the modifed display style as Default Style, your assembly will always open in this display style.

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I thought this might help with your robots or other assemblies that you may be creating and displaying.

Regards,

Adam

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