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  • Features hidden by CAD; graphics display window

    Hello all. This is my first post. I come from v4.3, and am new to PC-DMIS 2015. I have about 12 years under my belt on the CMM.

    Question:
    My issue is with accessing features in the graphics display window. Either to CTRL-click to shoot to the feature in the edit window, or to get the pop-up. It used to not matter if the feature was inside or behind the model surfaces. Now it seems I have to have line-of-sight access to be able to interact with the feature. For example, if a circle feature measures large, and is below it's nominal surface, I can't "touch" it in the graphics display window.

    Is there an option somewhere I am missing?

    Nick
    Nick
    PC-DMIS 2015.1
    DEA Scirocco-activ
    TP20 stuck to a PH10MQ
    Modified wheelie chair- slightly more comfortable

  • #2
    You could use CLIP PLANES. EDIT/GRAPHICS DISPLAY WINDOW/SCREEN COLORS it open a new window you'll see Clip Planes you can cut the CAD model at different angles and levels
    (In Memory of my Loving wife, "Ronda" who I lost March 7, 2016. I love you baby.)
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    • #3
      Have you tried hovering over the area, waiting for the label to appear under the mouse pointer, then right clicking?

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      • #4
        guess I miss understood your question. Do what chad said
        (In Memory of my Loving wife, "Ronda" who I lost March 7, 2016. I love you baby.)
        They say "Nobody's Perfect." I must be Nobody.

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        • #5
          Have you tried hovering over the area, waiting for the label to appear under the mouse pointer, then right clicking?
          Yep. If the point/line/circle is blocked by the CAD model, no amount of hovering finds it. It doesn't seem to matter if it is solid or wireframe. Meaning, in wireframe you can see the feature with your eyes, but the mouse pointer cannot.

          I imagine using clip panes would work but that seems like a lot of effort.

          I learned something new today. Thanks!
          I always have my left hand hovering over the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts are the way to go.

          Nick
          Nick
          PC-DMIS 2015.1
          DEA Scirocco-activ
          TP20 stuck to a PH10MQ
          Modified wheelie chair- slightly more comfortable

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          • #6
            Another method is to use Hide and Show Graphics

            From the Help Menu

            Showing and Hiding Graphics


            You can choose to show or hide various kinds of graphical
            objects inside the Graphic Display window by selecting the Edit
            | Graphic Display window | Hide and Show Graphics menu option. This
            displays the Hide and show graphics dialog box.
            You can also access this dialog box by selecting the Graphics Categories icon the Graphics Modes toolbar.

            Hide and Show Graphics.PNG

            Hide and show graphics


            This dialog box contains check boxes that determine whether or
            not the following items get displayed in the Graphic Display window:



            • CAD models

            • Probe

            • Machine

            • Tool Changer

            • Fixture



            You will find that hiding some of these objects from time to
            time makes using the Graphic Display window even easier.

            Check boxes are unavailable for models or hardware definitions
            that have not yet been inserted.

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