How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Good day all

 

I have another problem I am struggling with.

In a draft you usaully get that grey Thick corners when something isn't correct within the Assy or model, well I Have a couple of assemblies where I can not get rid of that Grey corners.

 

I've tried drawing view tracker, properties update and everything, still nothing happens.

 

Can someone please help me with this annoying problem?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

15 REPLIES

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Phenom
Phenom

Hi:

 

There could be several more reasons than properties update for thegrey corners on drawing view:

See some of these on this page.

 

~Tushar

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi there,

 

I would suspect there are broken links, usually from using "Insert Part Copy", where that part has been renamed, or has an altered file directory.....simply re-pointing that to the correct file, should fix this. Sometimes, it can be several part copies deep, and all parent/child relationships need to be satisfied before the grey corners will go away.

 

One trick, is to place a view of individual parts in draft, and the grey corners will be on those affected parts.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Thank for the quick response guys. I did all of these check and no red stars indicating any problems but still that grey corners remains. So basically there's no errors but still the grey corners doesn't go away... Its so frustrating.

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Phenom
Phenom

Sometimes, when you can't find the reason, the reason is a part that's not updated automaticaly.

 

When you insert part-copy and this part-copy is not updated automaticaly you won't be noticed of this in draft. A real PITA...

 

So you need to think which part is constructed whit part-copy and open each one to update.

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Solid Edge ST10 & AutoCAD 2018.1 user

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

If running ST7 or ST8 and the model inserted into the Draft is an Assembly, open that assembly and use the Component Tracker on the Tools tab.  Much more thorough than Drawing View Tracker and you can update everything from the tool!

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Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP10
Testing: ST10 MP1

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

This can be a big annoyance with many possible causes which even after you fix it you find it often recurs next time you open that draft.

I've worked on drafts where no one else is working on any of the models in the project. I fix it in a session today and it's back the next day.

Plus, in a managed environment you often don't have the capability to fix or regenerate released models that are in your current assembly. So, you live with the grey corners in drafts and the occlusion of annotations and things while working on the draft.

I would like there to be a setting where you can lighten the shade significantly or turn them off altogether in your current session.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Legend
Legend

my sequence for checing for errors is as follow..

1-"tools" "errors" see what is noted and fix.

2- activate all parts

3- update any mirrors in assembly

4-update all active parts.

 

Most of the time i'll have a simpe error that i din't notice in a part file 3-4 sub assemblies deep

 

-Craig

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

My problem exactly Smiley Happy 

Re: How to get rid of that "Grey corners" in your draft?

Genius
Genius

Someone wrote a macro to handle this problem several years ago. I had it and it worked well at the time, but I am not sure if it will still work with newer versions of SE. I am pretty sure it was developed before the ST era.

 

I will have a look to see if I can locate it and post it.

Bob Henry

Manager of Engineering - Highwall Miners
Caterpillar Global Mining LLC
Houston, PA