Display sets are collections of graphic objects that are grouped together according to specific definition criteria. Smart Review does not limit the number of display sets you can create. However, your hardware capability can limit your number of display sets. Display sets greatly extend the review process by allowing you to isolate and separate objects within huge projects so that you can more easily perform an in-depth review analysis of your model.
A display set definition can contain one or more criteria, allowing you to place objects in display sets based on object attributes, model attributes, highlighted objects, or other display sets. Display sets can contain their own graphic objects or other display sets to any level of nesting that you require. However, a display set cannot contain itself (to prevent recursive or looping organization structures).
Display set ID numbers determine the order of precedence when you assign conflicting display characteristics to the same elements. The lower the display set number is, the higher the precedence. Therefore, an element that is a member of two different display sets appears with the characteristics of the lower numbered display set, assuming both sets have different display characteristics turned on. For more information, see Sub-definitions.
When a display set is defined, it can be manipulated independent of the model. For instance, you can review different material assignments on a single structure rather than the entire facility, or wireframe the HVAC data in a shaded model of a plant. Display sets can be selected from the Project Manager and from the Main view. Commands to create and edit the selected display set can be accessed from shortcut context menus in the Project Manager and from the Tools menu.
Display sets that use the search criteria, Picked Object(s), can be lost when the definition is edited in a subsequent Smart Review session, or if the display set definition is loaded using the Import Display Set dialog box. The selected elements are lost if the files containing these elements are modified. For this reason, we recommend that you use the Picked Object(s) search criteria only for temporary display sets.
When you open a local .svf project, any previously-created display set definitions are resolved as each .vue file is loaded. For remote streaming .svf projects (for example, SmartPlant Foundation), any previously-created display set definitions are not resolved until you click Tools > Refresh Data.
To provide model data comparison information, Smart Review generates Find Differences display sets to show the changes between two versions of the same model. For more information, see Find Differences: Model Data Comparison.
Auto-Define - Allows you to define display sets based on selected label data. Smart Review automatically creates these display sets for you based on the label data criteria that you select. For more information, see Auto-Define Display Sets.
Import/Export - Imports and exports display sets in their existing folders, allowing you to create libraries of specific definition information for display sets. For more information, see Import Display Sets and Export Display Sets.
Dim - Decreases the brightness of the selected display set, allowing you to contrast members of the display set with other objects in the model. This setting can be applied to a single display set, multiple selected display sets, or to a parent folder containing a group of display sets. For more information, see Dim Display Sets.
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