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Transparency in a Part

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This image shows a transparent part to the left, and a part gray to the left. Why is the left part transparent?  For the advice you all gave on Add a Body and all other advice which worked perfectly. Thank You!!!

Thttp://screencast.com/t/DyNxL7WRq

Thank You

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Re: Transparency in a Part

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When working with Multi body you can only have one active body. The other bodies (not active) will be dimed out as a visual cue that they are not active.

You can change this default behavior in the Solid Edge Options.
Matt Johnson
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions
matt.johnson@allyplm.com
http://allyplm.com/

Re: Transparency in a Part

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Here is the option to change this default behavior...
http://screencast.com/t/ciTjuk0wJ
Matt Johnson
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions
matt.johnson@allyplm.com
http://allyplm.com/

When working with Multi body you can only have one active...

Solution Partner Legend Solution Partner Legend
Solution Partner Legend
When working with Multi body you can only have one active body. The other bodies (not active) will be dimed out as a visual cue that they are not active.
You can change this default behavior in the Solid Edge Options.
Here is the option to change this default behavior... http://screencast.com/t/ciTjuk0wJ
Matt Johnson
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions
matt.johnson@allyplm.com
http://allyplm.com/

Re: Transparency in a Part

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"For the advice you all gave on Add a Body and all other advice which worked perfectly. Thank You!!!"

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Ally PLM Solutions
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http://allyplm.com/

Re: When working with Multi body you can only have one active...

Pioneer
Pioneer

That link is dead.

I'm guessing the answer is similar to the NOTE at the end of:

https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/data_services/resources/se/106/help/en_US/selfPacedExt/spse0...

 

However, even if I Activate the Solid Body, the top and bottom faces of my part still show as transparent (I can select these transparent faces).

I've tried the part painter, all the different Select types, but still nothing??

[I'm working on a part that was made from a STEP assembly file]

Srypstra

ST7 MP0 | Win7

Re: When working with Multi body you can only have one active...

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Matt.

 

Can you please show these options in a format I can open?

Re: When working with Multi body you can only have one active...

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

The inactive solid body face style opacity is set by the adjustable setting accessed in Solid Edge options→View tab. If the option dim surrounding assemblies when in place activated is off, then the inactive body is shown in full opacity. If the option is on, then the inactive body is shown dimmed by percentage controlled by the slider.

 

DimMultiBody.png

Re: When working with Multi body you can only have one active...

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Tushar.

 

Thanks for this information.  It works good.

 

One question.

If I now add it to Teamcenter, will it create 1 part or many parts (Solid Body 1-60 & Part Copy 1-70)?

That's an extra 140 parts

Re: When working with Multi body you can only have one active...

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

A multi-body part is one part. One file.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200