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What to do with a polyline after extruding it
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* November 22, 2013, 07:54:24 PM
When I draw a closed polyline and extrude it, I get the extrusion AND the polyline.  The polyline then shows up in everything from wireframe to advanced rendering.  I've been deleting the polyline and just leaving the extrusion so things look nice, but is there any good way to make the polyline not display without actually deleting it, or is there something simple I'm missing?
Thanks,
Steve

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* November 22, 2013, 09:25:23 PM
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Don't delete the polylines you might need them. In render mode you can turn off non renderable items. Or you can just freeze the layer they are on.

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* November 22, 2013, 11:08:11 PM
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I put such things on a layer named 2D, with the extrusion on a layer named 3D, for example. Then I can easily make the 2D layer invisible if required.

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November 23, 2013, 02:57:16 AM
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I put such things on a layer named 2D, with the extrusion on a layer named 3D, for example. Then I can easily make the 2D layer invisible if required.

I do the same thing  ;D

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* November 23, 2013, 06:21:52 AM
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When I draw a closed polyline and extrude it, I get the extrusion AND the polyline.  The polyline then shows up in everything from wireframe to advanced rendering.  I've been deleting the polyline and just leaving the extrusion so things look nice, but is there any good way to make the polyline not display without actually deleting it, or is there something simple I'm missing?
Thanks,
Steve

You can also use Design Director/Graphics (and/or Categories).  I just learned about those-- after a dozen years of TurboCAD use-- and really find them handy.  They have a Visible/Invisible setting, and a Lock/Unlock setting, a "Zoom To" graphic option...
« Last Edit: December 05, 2013, 10:06:42 AM by Alvin Gregorio »

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* November 23, 2013, 07:22:09 AM
#5
Try to delete the polylines at the end of the drawing, you might alway need them during drawing phase, yesterday I deleted a complex polyline by mistake and had to make 20 undo´s to get it back, it was easier that drawing it again.
 

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* November 23, 2013, 07:40:54 AM
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Thanks for the tips.  I've found that deleting things too soon can be problematic as well.  I'm probably being a little OCD about not wanting them selectable, or even visible, if I'm not using them, so that's why I was wondering if there was an easy way to handle that.  I just thought about using layers last night after posting my question, which I see that others have suggested as well, so I'll look into that.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 07:45:35 AM by srrinmd »

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* November 24, 2013, 03:31:27 AM
#7
I suggest make a polyline layer and put all polylines on it, you can turn it on/off visible like that

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* November 24, 2013, 08:28:42 AM
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I create a lime green Layer called "Profiles" for these type of objects.

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