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Shaded view fails

Genius
Genius

I have a multi-page drawing that has different section views that I have set to fully shaded.  The views appear shaded on-screen; but when I go to export to PDF, one particular view keeps showing up in the PDF file as wire frame.  It only happens to this one view, even though I think I set up each view exactly the same way.  I have shaded views on other sheets and they all work out OK.

 

I have a main front view and the projected section bottom view from the main view is shaded and looks correct in the PDF.  The projected section top view from the same main view is shaded on-screen, but is wire frame in the PDF.  I have no idea why it does this.    

 

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

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Re: Shaded view fails

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor
Try editing the Style of the projected bottom view and set the Rendering Style to Wireframe and choose Apply. Then set it back to Shaded and choose OK.

Regards, Ben

Re: Shaded view fails

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

We've had various issues with shaded drafting views when the view border intersects the border of another view. Make sure the view borders have a little breathing room around them.

 

Also, see this thread:

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/NX-Design-Forum/Export-PDF-Shaded-Geometry-as-Wirefr...

Re: Shaded view fails

Genius
Genius

Hello, @BenBroad,  I tried that and even deleted the view and recreated it and got the same results.

Hello, @cowski1, the view border was free and clear of anything else.

After doing detective work for awhile, I stumbled across the solution.  I was using the Perspective and Enabling the Back Clipping.  It looked completely fine on screen, but was driving me crazy because of the PDF results.  What I eventually stumbled on was that I needed to enable the front clipping as well.  Even though the view looked completely the same on screen, the PDF came out as shaded this time.  Lesson learned for me...

Thanks for providing the recommendations.