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Dashed hidden line render does not work

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I have a model in VW2013. It renders as a dashed hidden line just fine in the 3D modeling window, but when I create a view port and select dashed hidden line in the Object Info box it fails. It creates gray lines, but they are not dashed. The same is true with the Convert to Lines command. If I choose to convert as a Dashed Hidden Line it fails. The lines that should be dashed are grey, but solid. I tried it on a brand new document and a simple rectangular solid and the same thing happened. I've been having a ton of problems with VW lately. Any ideas about this one? I have not changed anything in any prefs file anywhere at any time regarding dashed lines. Besides, even if I did the model wouldn't work correctly.

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If you zoom way in on the greyed lines on the sheet layer, are they actually grey or just showing grey because the dashes are tiny? Whats the scale on the viewports?

If you select a dramatically different scale and rerender, do the supposed-to-be-dashed lines appear differently?

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No. They are solid lines. I can do whatever I want to the line render options and it does not change anything. The only place is works is in the modeling window when selecting Render/Dashed Hidden Line. Nothing else creates dashed lines.

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I forgot to mention, the scale of the viewport doesn't matter. It's 1 1/2" =1'0", but that is not the issue. I've done hundreds of viewports at that scale.

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...consequently, when I change the scale to anything else the condition remains the same.

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Hi, If you change the line type scale in the advanced properties you can get it to show. if left at default it will probably be a solid line.

If you set the line scale right to match the viewport you wont have to adjust this.

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Hi, Alan,

I don't really understand what you are saying. There is nothing in the Advanced Properties panel that would over-ride a dashed line to make it solid. I'm attaching a screen shot of what I see (ignore the "command-X" since VW does that to windows when making a screen shot.) What are you suggesting I change?

MH [img:left][/img]

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Hi,

The line type scale see my screen shot. Try adjusting it below 1 say 0.5 and play with a few maybe .2 etc, this will make the dashed lines different length by changing the number.

This is only for the 3d lines at the back of the solid object.

Edited by Alan Woodwell

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Thanks, Alan, but that does nothing. I put everything from .7 down to .001 and have the Zoom Line Thickness on. The lines do not become dashed. I think this is a case of VW being corrupted and needing a re-install. That may explain the other odd problems. I appreciate your help on this.

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Get that file sent in to support directly and they can have a look. What you're describing doesn't sound like normal behavior and in a test file here I wasn't able to replicate it.

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