How to turn on/off CLIP PLANES in between different VIEWSETS

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  • How to turn on/off CLIP PLANES in between different VIEWSETS

    Hey guys,
    2018+ R2

    How do you turn off/on CLIP PLANES for different VIEWSETS?
    VIEWSET 1 has the entire part.
    VIEWSET 2 has a CLIP PLANE.
    VIEWSET 3 has the entire part.

    Report shows all the views with a CLIP PLANE.


    Suggestions?
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  • #2
    working New Years Eve bump
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    • #3
      one more bump
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      • RIDER
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        Have you tried using screen captures?

    • #4
      YES but that is good for a few features. I have a part here with 300+ dimensions and I need the viewsets to follow along with the dimensions.
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      • #5
        bump. maybe someone from hexagon can chime in.
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        • #6
          BIGWIG7


          Sorry you worked new years eve, hope you whacked them for some good OT..

          This can be done. Two step process requiring you to DEFINE a "viewset" (or multiple viewsets) and then RECALL the "viewset(s)" wherever needed in your program. I do this a lot (especially if I am writing a program that measures a top and a bottom of one part and I have the operator flip the part on the fixture). A rough step-by-step is below, hope this helps..

          1) Orient model on your screen and clip as needed. Once satisfied..
          2) Go to Insert/Report Command/Create ViewSet. A box will pop up that wants you to apply a name to your "viewset". For my example, I named it "VIEW1". Once you name it and hit "OK", you'll see a line of code pop up in your edit window. Looks like this:
          Code:
          VIEW1      =VIEWSET/
          3) Repeat steps 1-2 to make all of your views that you need
          4) Go to Insert/Report Command/Recall ViewSet. A box will pop up that has a dropdown menu. In the menu will be all of the viewsets that you created (in this program). Select the one you want. Hit OK. Once you hit OK, you'll see a line of code pop up in your edit window. Looks like this:
          Code:
          RECALL/VIEWSET,VIEW1
          5) Go through your program and recall whatever view is needed where applicable
          Last edited by DAN_M; 01-03-2020, 09:08 AM.
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          • #7
            Dan, thanks a ton for your response.
            Have you tried doing this using a clip plane?
            i tried creating a VIEWSET that needed a clip plane view to see inside the part.
            when i recall an older VIEWSET the clip plane remains until I turn off ENABLE.

            i have multiple features referencing that particular clip plane so taking a bunch of snapshots doesn't work.

            even if i create the CLIP PLANE VIEWSET at the very end of the report, when i actually generate the report all prior viewsets have the clipplane as well,
            Last edited by BIGWIG7; 01-03-2020, 09:31 AM.
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            • BIGWIG7
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              and this works when you generate the TEXT AND CAD report?

            • DAN_M
              DAN_M commented
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              I have zero experience using "TEXT AND CAD REPORT". Can't say if this will work for you or not.

            • BIGWIG7
              BIGWIG7 commented
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              and I think that's what i'm looking for and if I wasn't clear on that I apologize.
              i'm not going to make a custom report for 300 dimensions.

              I report xx number of dimensions using one viewset and then another xx number of dimensions using another viewset and then generate the report using TEXT AND CAD, in the hopes that those dimensions are displayed using that particular VIEWSET.

              that doesn't work when using clip planes.

          • #8
            I'm new to viewsets so forgive me if this sounds basic. Are viewsets only for reporting? I ask because some of our programs we have to insert pins or other setup parts during program execution. Can I use viewsets to make cad appear and disappear in the graphics window while the program is running?
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            • CodeWarrior
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              I use them for parametric programs of similar parts to guide operators for set-ups and reporting. I recall the viewset through a variable individually assigned to each part. Our CAD designer highlights the features that are different which helps also

            • CodeWarrior
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              I do this with parametric programs using dissimilar parts as well for a quick sanity check "Make sure the part you're checking matches the CAD Model"

          • #9
            Originally posted by A-machine-insp View Post
            I'm new to viewsets so forgive me if this sounds basic. Are viewsets only for reporting? I ask because some of our programs we have to insert pins or other setup parts during program execution. Can I use viewsets to make cad appear and disappear in the graphics window while the program is running?
            for instructions for operators during the program such as you describe, I take screenshots, save them to the computer, and add them in operator comments. Viewsets can be used for whatever you want but I probably wouldn't use them for what youre describing.
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            • #10
              Did you ever get a solution for this? I am having the same issue with programs I am writing at the minute. To work around, I am splitting the models in SolidWorks as required and then checking / unchecking in CAD assembly as I create the viewsets. It looks a lot cleaner as you have a surface on the cut, rather than seeing right through to the opposite surface, it would be handy though if this could be done in PCDMIS.

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              • BIGWIG7
                BIGWIG7 commented
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                no solution. I thought maybe using CAD Levels would help me build different viewsets that could be used for a group of reported dimensions but I couldn't get that to work either.
                Maybe I should submit this to Hexagon as a improvement.

            • #11
              I didn't feel like starting a new thread.

              when using snap shot sometimes the snapshot uses the wrong alignment and the snapshot has the trihedron in the wrong location.

              anyone know how to fix that?
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              • #12
                bumps
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                • #13
                  Originally posted by WM321 View Post
                  Did you ever get a solution for this? I am having the same issue with programs I am writing at the minute. To work around, I am splitting the models in SolidWorks as required and then checking / unchecking in CAD assembly as I create the viewsets. It looks a lot cleaner as you have a surface on the cut, rather than seeing right through to the opposite surface, it would be handy though if this could be done in PCDMIS.




                  Adjust your lighting so you do not "see through" to the other side.

                  I never thought about bringing in different models, I will have to give that a shot.

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