The following procedure describes how to apply the Make Clipped Solid Monolithic VHL graphic rule option to drawings. It uses the following model of a wall and slab as an example.
You can also place a drawing volume that clips the east side of the wall and slab, as in the example model.
You have a drawing view style that defines the graphic rule for structure objects. The graphic rule applies a Normal Blue for visible edges and a LightGray non-transparent fill style for clipped surfaces. By default, the Make Clipped Solid Monolithic option is set to No. For more information on creating view styles, see Create an Orthographic Drawing View Style.
The resulting drawing resembles the following graphic. You can see the line between the wall and the slab because they are separate objects. For more information on creating view styles, see Create an Orthographic Drawing View Style.
Edit a View Style to Use the Make Clipped Solid Monolithic Volume Option
In the Drawings and Reports task, select Tools > Define View Style. The Define View Style dialog box displays.
Select your Structure orthographic view style, and click Properties to edit the style properties.
Modify the graphic rule applied to Structure objects and set Make Clipped Solid Monolithic to Yes. For more information on the VHL properties, see Graphic Rule - VHL Dialog Box.
Click OK on all the view style dialog boxes to save the changes to the new graphic rule and the view style.
Update the drawings that use the updated view style to incorporate the changes to the drawing style. The wall and slab display as a monolithic body. The line between the wall and slab is no longer displayed.
You should always use a non-transparent clipped solid fill style when creating drawings that use this graphic rule functionality. When the drawing is open in SmartSketch Drawing Editor and you drag the clipped surface aside, you will notice that the original wall and slab graphics are still there under it. The non-transparent style allows the masking to work properly in the drawing.