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  1. I almost don't want to ask this question because of the rabbit hole of redundant troubleshooting but here goes... 


    Suffice to say I have checked every single container class, wall style attribute, turned off component classes, and on and on and on... and yet, I cannot override wall classes in any way shape or form. Not the container classes. Not the component classes. All class attributes are set to use at creation.


    My only guess is that it's the materials nested inside the components that are somehow persisting even when I have the component classes set to invisible.


    I'm beyond frustrated, and ready to go back to using data viz (which regenerates that useless legend every time).


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  2. I think I was just confused because the arrow in the marker is pointing in the opposite direction of the view (unlike a section line which correctly points in the same direction that it's facing). The N arrow is pointing S but the VP section is facing N, so I'm actually good.


    Yes, it is a bit of an idiosyncratic tool, and it's annoying that it has to live on the DL (among other things).

  3. Honestly, by adding a layer instead of using a clip cube, I can get the job done with 3 clicks, and only use sections when I'm actually sectioning. I hate adding layers for the DWG folks on my team but this is the baseline to beat.


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  4. 22 minutes ago, Andy Broomell said:

    A tertiary organization system such as tags sounds exactly like overcomplicating the software to me 😉 


    Compared to adding extraneous layers, classes and symbols purely to control visibility, then yes. I have to export DWG's for collaborators, so I try to keep the file as minimalist as possible for everyone on my team.


    Also, if you don't want to use tags, then don't (they're optional).

  5. @line-weight yes, that's exactly what I'm hoping to accomplish.


    I like the symbol solution.


    I think someone else had requested the ability to Tag objects (vs classes and layers) for filtering. Really, any way to to slice and dice the model without overcomplicating it with redundancy (especially when exporting DWG's to collaborators).

  6. @Selin  interesting that DXF didn't make the list as that's the only file type I've had success with (imported all objects, lightweight) I'm going to send you some files, so you can see what I'm talking about first hand.


    Also, Simplify Mesh is not an option for me on this project because it changes the shape of the objects that are being fabricated. I have been converting to generic solids when possible but I haven't noticed as much of a benefit as I'd hoped.

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  7. They're ortho elevations + an iso which is why it's so ridickydonk that I have to create a section for each elevation:

    1. Clip Cube section for front elevation
    2. Clip Cube section for right elevation
    3. Clip Cube section for left elevation
    4. Plan view for top
    5. Iso view for iso (but then I have to add extraneous classes to hide objects obstructing the view)

    Maximum effort. Stupid. Worth it.


    The frustrating thing is that CC sections are using Hidden Line attributes (without revealing objects outside the clip cube). Am I missing an obvious workaround like using the Section Class attributes for non-section CC VP's somehow? Whatever I'm doing is 10,000 times more complicated than it should be.


    Here's a WIP:



  8. Thanks @Tom W.


    OK so because Hidden Line isn't compatible with Clip Cubes (not even on the DL) my workaround options so far are:

    • Create 3-4 sections for each object (front, left, right, iso) + a plan VP for top view
      • Please kill me
    • Create a new layer for each object (so much for the Lighting layer that's now merged with other departments)
      • So far, I like this one the best because I can Create Multiple Viewports, so it's the fewest clicks (and no sections for elevations)

    Who's come up with a better workaround?

  9. OK this is driving me bonkers... 


    When I create a VP from a CC, the objects outside of the CC are shown. I must be missing some Easter egg nano-triangle setting buried somewhere... 


    I'm checking the right boxes:




    Here's a view of the CC:




    Here's what it looks like on the VP (and, yes, I updated the VP):




  10. I'm plating up a drawing set and wondering if there's a more efficient way of setting layers and classes... 


    The standard views are obviously easy enough to duplicate the entire SL but then I create a bunch of sections, clip cubes... and I just want my layer and class settings to stick.


    I tried editing the camera view, creating a clip cube, and then navigating back to the SLVP but that didn't work.

    I could manually reset layers and classes on all of the DL's but that's annoying. I could also reset them in the Organization dialog which i desperately want to be its own palette for this exact reason but that's annoying too.


    Surely I'm missing something obvious to speed up my workflow... 


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