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half section view problem

half section view problem

half section view problem

My work is converting to Inventor from SW. (Is there a support group for this transition? it's killing me)

when I am looking at a half-section view, and i float my cursor over the model, a red wire-frame-like ghost appears (see attached). how do I make it go away? I do not like this ghost; I make a half section so that I can see stuff; I dont want to see what I have purposely cut away!


RE: half section view problem

I apologize for the generic response, and I am looking into this. I may not be able to respond fully until tomorrow but..
Can you tell us which version of inventor you are working with? For now the place I would start looking would Be Tools>Application Options> Display.

RE: half section view problem

Hi Wrw,
Inventor 2014 pro.
I had a look at display options, and cant seem to "fix" it. but i am an ignoramus at this software, so likely am missing something simple.

RE: half section view problem

I don't know if this is just something you prefer not to see or if it is troublesome when you are presenting the model to someone.
If it is the latter, a workaround would be tools>application options> colors>deselect "enable Prehighlight". This is not section specific and will get rid of previewing all parts by hovering.
If it is the former, then I don't have a solid answer for you.

I'm no expert here either. Maybe one of the experts can chime in, or you can seek help from the larger inventor forums from autodesk. There are developers, moderators, and certified inventor users over there.

As you said, this seems to be such a simple thing that we should have control over, and I agree. By the same token, this is something that doesn't really interfere with much outside of aesthetics and may just have been looked over.

RE: half section view problem

I'm not sure if you will be returning but I did get curious about this myself and asked the autodesk forum.
There is some good information there but alas there doesn't seem to be a true solution.
Have a look.


RE: half section view problem

thanks for looking deeper, Wrw.
deselecting both the enhanced highlight and prehighlight does not affect my issue with the red wireframe. I have noticed that my selection mode (faces/ edges or body or features etc) influenced which details are shown in the wireframe (the highlight is the selected features as would be shown without the 1/2-section mode enabled)

my design technique has developed using solidworks (which certainly has its limitations). perhaps I need to adapt to inventor now, but I have reached the age where I like the tools that I know- so I am resistant to change...

wish me luck!

RE: half section view problem

Just click somewhere else so that part is not selected..

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