Apply a Clipped Solid Fill Style to a Drawing - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

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The following procedure describes how to apply the Clipped Solid Fill Style VHL graphic rule option to drawings. It uses the following model as an example:

The wall in the model is clipped by a drawing volume:

The following graphic shows the result of the clipping. The intersection of the drawing volume and the wall are outlined in red. This is the area in the drawing that needs to be filled. Although the wall appears to be a hollow sheet body, it is a solid. Therefore, the red outlines represent planar surfaces capping the intersected wall.

Create a View Style Using a Clipped Solid Fill Style

  1. In the Drawings and Reports task, select Tools > Define View Style.

    The Define View Style dialog box displays.

  2. Select Orthographic View Styles as the View Style Type, then click New Style . Give the new style a name, and click Properties .

    The View Style Properties dialog box displays.

    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.

  3. On the View Style Properties dialog box, specify a filter for wall objects.

  4. 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, and then click New to create a new graphic rule.

  5. On the Graphic Rule - VHL dialog box, give your new graphic rule a name and description. Set the Visible Fill Style. Select Hatch as the Clipped Solid Fill Style for the wall definition and Normal Blue as the Visible Line Style value to outline the walls in blue.

    For more information, see Graphic Rule - VHL Dialog Box.

  6. 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.

See Also

Create an Orthographic Drawing View Style
Define View Style Command (Tools Menu)
Create or Edit a Graphic Preparation Rule