I am looking to hide certain lines in a Draft view - specifically they are hidden lines - BUT, I don't want to hide ALL the hidden lines in the view - I am aware of how to accomplish that.
In another Solid- modeling software, there is a means of hiding individual lines - I need that ability here, too.
I want to hide the hidden lines created by some hole features, but not the hidden lines created by some cut features.
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Take a look at Edge Painter in SE Help
You need to edit into the view, then you can modify the line types.
In draft file > Home tab > Edges group you have Show Edges, Hide Edges, Edge Painter.
Click on the dges to hide (or it might be drag across them)
In a drawing view Properties you have 2 levels of Hidden Edges - all hidden edges (which is what it looks like you have in your view) and edges hidden by other parts (this will hide all the edges of your holes but leave the outlines of the hidden parts).
Thank you both, you have guided me to the solution for which I was looking, if not quite exactly the way you described.
Edge Painter was just what I needed - I was not looking to make the lines /Hidden Lines/ but to hide some. Via the Edge painter, I am able to turn the lines I don't want in the view White, thus accomplishing what I needed.
No, don't make them white its very confusing to later users and they might still print if you use 'print all colours black' !
I would suggest hiding them.
Also, if you show all hidden lines in the view properties, update the view and then hide them again in view properties you can use the 'show hidden lines' command and select just those to show.
only to clarify:
Using Hide Edges also allows YOu to blank hidden edegs so that they are not longer visible on draft sheet, and vice versa
So this function not only is usable for visible lines but also for any other line types!
In the described request You do not need to go into the Edge Painter, You directly can tunr on and off any lines on screen
I completely understand, kind sir, and appreciate you sharing this knowledge with me.
I have gone back and returned the white lines to black and have hidden them in the way you have described. And you are, of course, correct that there is no need to go into "Draw in View".