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NX6: How to hide centerline of a coil in an assembly drawing?

NX6: How to hide centerline of a coil in an assembly drawing?

NX6: How to hide centerline of a coil in an assembly drawing?

Hello -- I have a large assembly drawing with about 80 components in it. One of these is a tightly coiled spring. In the model, the 'centerline' of the wire that coils into the spring shape does NOT show. However, in drafting view suddenly it appears. I cannot select it or right click on it. The only way to make it go away is to hide "curves" under "Show and Hide", but this hides ALL the curves, even when I make that spring the work part. (This is not an ideal solution anyway, as it hides all the curves of the spring, not just the centerline.) I'm at a loss as to how to get this to disappear -- I am used to Solidworks' ability to access pretty much everything from the feature tree. Guidance would be great!

RE: NX6: How to hide centerline of a coil in an assembly drawing?

Did you try View Dependent Editing, and use erase objects ?
Do not use Hide here. There are several reasons.
NX6 is 10 years old, so it is hard to guide you thru the menu from my end.

Jerry J.

RE: NX6: How to hide centerline of a coil in an assembly drawing?

Jerry -- that worked! Took just a few seconds to locate, so for anyone else who may come across this looking for the solution... it's Edit > View > View Dependent Edit. Select the desired view then edit as necessary.

Thanks Jerry!

RE: NX6: How to hide centerline of a coil in an assembly drawing?

Move it to a layer and use
Invisible in view.

RE: NX6: How to hide centerline of a coil in an assembly drawing?

The "visible in view" command is also an option, but can get confusing for new (and veteran!) users. If you don't want the curve to show up in any drawing views, it would be easier to open the spring model and remove the curve from the reference set used on the drawing. This assumes that you have write access on the spring model, though...


RE: NX6: How to hide centerline of a coil in an assembly drawing?

Yes, based on what he wrote the centerline appears to be in a different layer than the coils, so visible in view is a good way to go, but erasing it was the simplest route to take, and easiest to explain, especially in such an old version of NX.

Jerry J.

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