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sketch lines disappear

sketch lines disappear

sketch lines disappear

(OP)
During the construction of a sketch with grid snaps on, it seem the lines I create get hidden behind the grid
under intensified lines. I can always move the entire sketch as a unit away and in between the grid lines of course, and then I can see the lines, but I was wondering if anyone knows how to stop this from happening. Not a big deal but it has been bugging me for a while.I tried to change the sketch line width but I was not able to affect the sketch elements I was creating. By the way this does not happen if I use the profile tool to create the lines. It only happens when I use the line command.
thanks
Ninpo

RE: sketch lines disappear

hi,

can u give info about V5 release / SP ? windows or unix level...

graphic device and resolution used...

thks

Eric N.

catiav5@softhome.net

RE: sketch lines disappear

(OP)
well,
It is windows XP  v5 rel 11   500x500

RE: sketch lines disappear

Hi,

Do you have the same pb if you work with 1280 x 1024 ?

Eric N.

catiav5@softhome.net

RE: sketch lines disappear

(OP)
I dont really know but it sounds like it is not something that I am doing wrong but a hardware problem or maybe a graphics card problem if I understand the direction of your questioning. I will look into that possibility.
thanks
Ninpo

RE: sketch lines disappear

try turning off the grid in sketcher.

Tools + Options + Mechanical + Sketcher

In the Grid section on the top; turn off the DISPLAY option and also the SNAP TO POINT option

RE: sketch lines disappear

(OP)
I have truned the grid off and the lines show with no problem. I would like to keep the grids on and still see the lines tho.

RE: sketch lines disappear

Ninpoikan....

Are you working with several parts within a product, and have you changed the colors of those parts? I've noticed that when I change the color of a product or a part, all the geometry in my sketches turn black. If this is the case, just change the graphic properties in the products and parts to NO COLOR.

....Jack

RE: sketch lines disappear

(OP)
no thats not the case. I can drag the sketch slightly away from coincidence with the grid lines and the sketch lines show up. It only happens when I snap to a grid box and go either horizontal or vetical. the sketch line gets hidden behind the grid lines. As soon as I drag away they appear and also if I insert a line diagonally across the grid lines then there is no problem. It is driving me nuts!

RE: sketch lines disappear

(OP)
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RE: sketch lines disappear

(OP)
Thank you all for your help. I have found that my problem was definitely the graphics card and now I am rocking and rollin! thanks
Nin

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