The following procedure describes how to apply the Visible Fill Style VHL graphic rule option to drawings. It uses the following model as an example:
Without using the Visible Fill Style VHL graphic rule option, the drawings of the slabs display without a fill as follows:
Create a View Style Using a Visible Fill Style
Using the model shown previously, you want your drawings to display the top floor slab as a metal grating without changing the appearance of the bottom floor slab. You can use the Visible Fill Style on the VHL graphic rule for the view style to achieve this output.
In the Drawings and Reports task, select Tools > Define View Style.
The Define View Style dialog box displays.
Select Orthographic View Styles as the View Style Type, then click New Style . Give the new style a name, and click Properties to display the View Style Properties dialog box.
In order for a fill style to work properly in a drawing, Intersection Edges must be set to Low Resolution or High Resolution. The default setting for an orthographic view style is Low Resolution. For more information on Intersection Edges, see View Style Properties Dialog Box.
On the View Style Properties dialog box, create a filter for the view style. In the Filter Name box, select Create New Filter. The Filter Properties dialog displays. On the Object Type tab, select only the structure slab objects:
Then go to the Properties tab and specify the property definition to select only the slabs that are higher than 2 feet in elevation.
On the View Style Properties dialog box, click More in the Graphic Rule box to display the Select Graphic Rule dialog box. Select Visible/Hidden Edges (VHL) as the Graphic View Type, then click New to create a new graphic rule.
On the Graphic Rule - VHL dialog box, give your new graphic rule a name and description. Set the Visible Fill Style. For example, you would select Grate as the fill style for the topmost slab definition.
For more information, 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. You can now use this view style to create fill style drawings.