Show/Hide Solids in Mechanisms

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Show/Hide Solids in Mechanisms

Visibility toolbar > Solids in Mechanisms (and Part-Editor)

NOTE - there is not a Visibility menu


Solids are:

MD-Solids: Profile / Extrusions that you add to a sketch-loop

CAD-Solids: models you import from CAD onto a CAD-Line.

Use this command with:

Visibility toolbar > Show Solids in Active or All Mechanism-Editors

Visibility toolbar > Show / Display Mode

Visibility toolbar > Show Solids as Orthonormal or Projection View


This command has two(2) states.

Show Model in Mechanism icon

Visibility toolbar > Show Solids in Mechanisms

Hide Model in Mechanism icon

Visibility toolbar > Hide Solids in Mechanisms

Planes:

Planes show when you Show Solids in Mechanisms (Visibility menu).

To show Solids, but hide Planes:

Filters menu > Display Filter sub-menu > Show or Hide Planes


Extrusion elements:

To increase the quality of Extrusion elements, see

Application-Settings > Graphics tab > Display-Options.

Edit Lighting:

To improve the lighting of Solids in a Mechanism-Editor (and the Model-Editor), use and experiment with the Mechanism Options dialog-box.

Solids and Profiles in Mechanism-Editors

A CAD-Solid

A CAD-Solid

This is a typical CAD-Solid you might import and show in a MechDesigner model.

An MD-Solid

An MD-Solid

Example of an MD-Solids

Enable Show Solids in Mechanisms

In Mechanism-Editors, you can see Pink Profile and Extrusion Elements.

MD-GA-HideExtrusions

Disable Show Solids in Mechanisms

In Mechanism-Editors, you can see only the Pink Profile elements.