logo
NOTICE:  This is the new PunchCAD forum. You should have received an email with your new password around August 27, 2014. If you did not, or would like it reset, simply use the Lost Password feature, and enter Answer as the security answer.
Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
mfoster  
#1 Posted : Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:14:38 PM(UTC)
mfoster

Rank: Member

Joined: 1/16/2017(UTC)
Posts: 14

Hi folks,

I don't know if this post is in the right place, sorry if not. When using an isometric draw view setting i want to show the hidden lines. I have the pen style hidden to hidden and the lines are red. I cant find where to set the color. I can change them all manually but that is a pain. it seems like each pen style is a different default color. thanks for any help.

Mark
jdi000  
#2 Posted : Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:20:26 PM(UTC)
jdi000

Rank: Administration

Joined: 7/29/2007(UTC)
Posts: 1,770
United States

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 68 time(s) in 66 post(s)
Mark

The best thing to do is create a custom line style with linetype and scale and weight. Then when you go to use draw view you can assign your custom pen style in the hidden drop down. The Model to Sheet when redrawn or regenerated uses the original pen style assigned when the model to sheet was created.

Regards

Jason
Windows 10, Win 7
mfoster  
#3 Posted : Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:37:42 PM(UTC)
mfoster

Rank: Member

Joined: 1/16/2017(UTC)
Posts: 14

Jason

Thank you very much! Perfect

mark
mfoster  
#4 Posted : Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:48:24 PM(UTC)
mfoster

Rank: Member

Joined: 1/16/2017(UTC)
Posts: 14

Actually one more question. It seems like curves, either radii or circles don' the the line style. is that normal? if not how do I correct this?

thank you again
jdi000  
#5 Posted : Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:05:33 PM(UTC)
jdi000

Rank: Administration

Joined: 7/29/2007(UTC)
Posts: 1,770
United States

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 68 time(s) in 66 post(s)
Originally Posted by: mfoster Go to Quoted Post
Actually one more question. It seems like curves, either radii or circles don' the the line style. is that normal? if not how do I correct this?

thank you again


Mark

Can you give an example of what you mean with curves, circles?

Thanks
Jason


Windows 10, Win 7
Guest  
#6 Posted : Monday, February 27, 2017 11:28:22 AM(UTC)
Guest

Rank: Guest

Joined: 8/27/2014(UTC)
Posts: 395

Was thanked: 12 time(s) in 11 post(s)
I have the same problem. In sheet view with hidden lines to be shown as dashed, the straight hidden lines are dashed, but the hidden curves are not dashed. See attached pdf and vcd test files (if it lets me attach them).

File Attachment(s):
ViaCAD TEST.pdf (14kb) downloaded 20 time(s).
VIACAD TEST.vc3 (56kb) downloaded 14 time(s).

You cannot view/download attachments. Try to login or register.
jdi000  
#7 Posted : Monday, February 27, 2017 11:46:15 AM(UTC)
jdi000

Rank: Administration

Joined: 7/29/2007(UTC)
Posts: 1,770
United States

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 68 time(s) in 66 post(s)
Hello

Hello

Change the linetype scale so the scale is lower than 1 till you get desired result

The rt click has linetype and a box to change scale

Regards

Jason
Windows 10, Win 7
Guest  
#8 Posted : Monday, February 27, 2017 12:00:36 PM(UTC)
Guest

Rank: Guest

Joined: 8/27/2014(UTC)
Posts: 395

Was thanked: 12 time(s) in 11 post(s)
Thanks, but I already did that. In the previously attached sample files, the hidden/dashed line scale is 0.4. This line type and scale works for the straight lines, but not for the curved lines, which are solid. I selected each line element and changed it individually. Per your suggestion above, I tried changing the scale of a curve to 0.1. This actually works, but then the scale is too small. When I change it to 0.2 or above, it goes to solid line. When I right click, there is no "linetype" option in the context menu directly. I go into inspector to make the change. It works on straight hidden lines.
Tim Olson  
#9 Posted : Monday, February 27, 2017 1:55:41 PM(UTC)
Tim Olson

Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 2/2/2007(UTC)
Posts: 4,938
United States

Was thanked: 199 time(s) in 175 post(s)
Thanks for the example file. I've made some changes in 1330 that should help the facetted line option using pen styles in model to sheet.

Unfortunately until 1130, you will need to keep the dash segment smaller then the length of a single line segment.

I also corrected an instance where a projected circle/ellipse should be a 2 point line to display correctly as a hidden line.

Tim
File Attachment(s):
1330.pdf (20kb) downloaded 22 time(s).

You cannot view/download attachments. Try to login or register.
Tim Olson
ViaCAD/Shark Development Team
Links to ViaCAD Resources
Guest  
#10 Posted : Monday, February 27, 2017 2:14:31 PM(UTC)
Guest

Rank: Guest

Joined: 8/27/2014(UTC)
Posts: 395

Was thanked: 12 time(s) in 11 post(s)
Thanks Tim. That may be a big help. I can't finish a project the way it is now. I must export the draw views to dxf and finish the project in DesignCAD, which I am trying to replace with ViaCAD.
Andrew Gray  
#11 Posted : Monday, February 27, 2017 2:46:44 PM(UTC)
Andrew Gray

Rank: Member

Joined: 4/18/2015(UTC)
Posts: 86
Man
Australia
Location: Australia

Thanks: 9 times
hi Tim
when you say you have made another build (1330)
how do you upgrade to that build?, I'm using 1317 but when I check current version, i am up-to-date
Andrew
Tim Olson  
#12 Posted : Monday, February 27, 2017 2:49:49 PM(UTC)
Tim Olson

Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 2/2/2007(UTC)
Posts: 4,938
United States

Was thanked: 199 time(s) in 175 post(s)
>>I must export the draw views to dxf and finish the project in DesignCAD

Just curious, how are you doing a model to sheet with DesignCAD?

Thanks

Tim
Tim Olson
ViaCAD/Shark Development Team
Links to ViaCAD Resources
Tim Olson  
#13 Posted : Monday, February 27, 2017 3:04:40 PM(UTC)
Tim Olson

Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 2/2/2007(UTC)
Posts: 4,938
United States

Was thanked: 199 time(s) in 175 post(s)
>>when you say you have made another build (1330)

During beta periods we typically provide a new work in progress build every week and provide a change log in the beta forum.

The current SharkCAD Pro beta is 1329 and uploaded last week. We should have 1330 ready for testing this weekend.

http://www.masterviacad.com/SharkPro10/


>>how do you upgrade to that build?, I'm using 1317 but when I check current version,

The Check Current Version is only for builds that have been passed and uploaded by Encore QA.

Development also provides as needed Work in Progress builds to Encore tech support. Encore tech support hands these out to solve "crisis" issues as needed.

Tim

Edited by user Monday, February 27, 2017 4:25:47 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Tim Olson
ViaCAD/Shark Development Team
Links to ViaCAD Resources
mfoster  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:19:19 AM(UTC)
mfoster

Rank: Member

Joined: 1/16/2017(UTC)
Posts: 14

Thanks for the tip. I was about to upload a sample but Guest uploaded similar samples. I have to reduce the scale to .1 which is rather small but it works. Thanks again.

Mark
Guest  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:14:26 PM(UTC)
Guest

Rank: Guest

Joined: 8/27/2014(UTC)
Posts: 395

Was thanked: 12 time(s) in 11 post(s)
To Tim Olson: Regarding DesignCAD: I create a model to sheet in ViaCAD, then export the sheet to dxf. I import the dxf in DesignCAD, then copy the figures or elements I need to a new file in DesignCAD. This abandons the formatting of the ViaCAD sheet view. I use ViaCAD for its great solid modeling. Eventually, I want to be able to finish my drawings in ViaCAD and forget about DesignCAD. I am a patent agent, so I need to draft b/w line drawings, including isometric and other projections and sections of solid models. DesignCAD is very productive at the 2D end of the project.
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.