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Sessions and greyed out parts.

Sessions and greyed out parts.

Sessions and greyed out parts.


I have a Session with 30ish parts passively loaded in.

One of the parts is greayed out in 3D space window.

The part is not shown in 2d draw views.

The draw views have no filters on them.

I've been into the part as single, and the part is not in No Pick, and the visiblity is correct to show it in colour (and not grey!)

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance


RE: Sessions and greyed out parts.

I believe that if an element is set to not be shaded, it will not be generated in auxview2 update. If you go into that individual file set the icon to shade. If it doesn't
shade go to  graphic > visualization > discret?? (then pick the one opposite HLR only, sorry my memory isn't that good) then key in *sol, *vol, *fac, *ski  whatever you have in there. This will set the elements to be shaded.

Also check the graphic thickness of element in the odd file. Typically It seems like most models are set to the
second line thickness available. If an element is set to the first line thickness it will be dehighlighted( greyed-out). secondly check to see if the linethickness choices
follow the same lineup as one of the other files.
should be something like  .10  .200  .40 .80  1.0 (if your metric).

If neither on of those work, I would open one of the good individual files, delete everything in it, save it with a
new file name.  then merge the data from the odd one into the newly created file. This should work if previous options didn't.

Hope one of these works for you.

RE: Sessions and greyed out parts.


May be the solid is selected under auxview2/.../.. in one of the advenced option you can set : use/dont use, cut / dont cut... this is another way of telling catia to use or not the solide you have in session. beside this option there is another one with which you can tell catia show/no show ( and other option)  edge, primitive, solide.

So you should check somethink like that. the other option is that your solide is not uptodate in your session (this could be different from the file itself depending the way you saved your session)

Hope someone can give more information about auxview2 option, i am working with V5 for so long i almost forgot all those wonderfull options and parameters in V4 !!!

I wont have a V4 before 10 days so wait till october 28 to have more info from me..


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