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Two "Problems"
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* June 05, 2009, 08:08:27 AM
Well, my first problem with mysterious shutdowns seems to be resolved, so I'll try two more.

Why does the Inspector Bar keep insisting that I use Scale and Position?  I only use Size, Delta, and Rotate, but setting these in the Selector Properties only lasts for a while.  Sometimes, it changes during a drawing session for no reason that I can decipher.

Why do dimensions and text "bleed thru" something solid.  I'm designing some cabinets and have views that include walls.  When I go to an isometric view, the dimensions and text show up even though the rest of the cabinet is hidden by the wall?

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* June 05, 2009, 08:39:51 AM
#1
Did you post the resolution to the original problem in that thread. I didn't see it. Would be helpful to others.

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* June 05, 2009, 09:14:19 AM
#2
Why do dimensions and text "bleed thru" something solid.  

You can prevent this from occurring in a rendered screen by disabling "Nonrenderable objects" in View|Camera|Properties|Rendering. The only way to prevent it in Wireframe is to put the dimensions and text on a hidden Layer.

Afraid I have no idea what causes your Inspector Bar problem.

Henry H

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* June 05, 2009, 11:20:59 AM
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Robert -
The answer to my "mysterious shutdowns" question was to update to Build 3.7.  I had received 3.4 on my CD.  I've updated, but haven't verified that the problem is solved.

Henery -
Is "Hidden Line" considered a rendering? 

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* June 05, 2009, 11:37:24 AM
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Henery -
I tried your suggestion, but lost all of the dimensions and text (as if I had made those layers invisible).

I guess I'll have to figure out something else.  I was hoping to "lose" only what was "hidden" behind the wall.

Would still like to understand why the Inspector Bar won't remember what I told it.  Sorta reminds me of when the kids were living at home. - lol

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* June 05, 2009, 01:02:20 PM
#5
Is "Hidden Line" considered a rendering? 

Yup.

Henry H

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* June 05, 2009, 01:46:54 PM
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I was hoping to "lose" only what was "hidden" behind the wall.

OK; I didn't understand the problem. You'll have to convert the text and dimensions to 3D objects. This is easy with the text; simply use "Flexible" Mode and assign some small 3D Thickness (via the Properties dialog). Dimensions are a little more complicated. Explode the dimensions one time, which will reduce each dimension to a Multiline Text object plus a collection of Lines and Polylines. Deselect the Multiline Text, leaving the Lines and Polylines selected, and open the Properties dialog to the Pen page. Type a value (e.g., 0.05 inch) in the Width field and specify "World" Scaling;  go to the Brush page and specify "Solid"; go to the 3D page and assign a small 3D Thickness;  click OK to exit the dialog. Select the Multiline Text which used to be part of the dimensions and treat it as described above for text.

Henry H

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