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2015 explode hidden line viewport.
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* March 01, 2015, 11:46:28 PM
Are we no longer able to explode a hidden line viewport?

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Nikki
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* March 01, 2015, 11:50:31 PM
#1
I think it might be a problem with my template file

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* March 02, 2015, 12:12:09 AM
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I believe that feature never made it and has been 'deferred'. Maybe they'll have it in 2020.

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John R.

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* March 02, 2015, 04:12:17 AM
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It is a pity because that is quite a handy feature.

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Nikki
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* March 02, 2015, 11:34:37 AM
#4
You can explode a Hidden Line Viewport in GDI. RedSDK…thumbs way down.

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John R.

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* March 03, 2015, 12:34:46 PM
#5
We will do our best to add this moving forward...

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* March 06, 2015, 10:30:48 AM
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You guys have me a little curious now.  I've seen mention on the forum many times about exploding viewports, I've never done it myself.  What is the purpose for that?

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* March 06, 2015, 09:15:25 PM
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Woodan I use it to flatten the drawing and turn it into 2d. If I need to send someone a dwg file.
 I find that 2d drawings convert to dwg with less stress.

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* March 06, 2015, 10:09:21 PM
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Drafting palette can provide exploded HL, in model or paper space.  Use WP x view, workplane CS in the DP, and select the objects to show.  Edit style properties to suit.  The DP object can't be scaled until it's exploded. 

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* March 06, 2015, 11:44:29 PM
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Thanks Murray. I had settled on the drafting palette as the solution.
But I have a few questions.
If I am using the drafting palette and xrefs how do I control the pen plotting thicknesses?
If I don't use xrefs, it's easy because the exploded xref maintains colours and I can select by colour and put the line work back on the right layer. etc
but if its an xref (or a block) all the linework is black.

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* March 07, 2015, 01:49:01 AM
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I got nuthin'!   Well, maybe not nuthin', but all I've got is that you can possibly do it with selection sets.  I'm guessing, y'know?

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* March 17, 2015, 06:19:49 AM
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Oh come on, Dave Taylor!

Darn it.  Honestly, the "Explode Viewport" functionality I've seen advertised in Platinum since version 19 is one of the major reasons I upgraded.  So this is a disappointing discovery.

I'll try the Drafting Palette workaround, as the Hidden Line is what I want exploded the most.  Renders I can save as a picture file and re-import.

Thanks for that advice. 

....well.  Its off to bed and maybe Branched Lofting will soothe my Exploded Viewport dismay......

James P.

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* March 17, 2015, 08:37:14 AM
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re: …and maybe Branched Lofting will soothe my Exploded Viewport dismay…

Something like the Branched Lofting ductwork in the Wiki?

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John R.

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* March 17, 2015, 08:34:32 PM
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Yes John R.

Thanks for the wiki link.  I do pretty good with the manual for most stuff, but glad that Don Cheke has a whole section in the links list.  I've seen lots of that guy searching the forums for advice over the years and his free tutorials have helped me a lot.

James P.

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