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    Show elements in elevation as gray

    I have some wall sections with elements that are shown in elevation, or in the background, if you will. Is there a way to show these elements as gray thin lines, rather than black thin lines?

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    A couple ideas:

    1) In the VG for that view (preferably via View Templates), you can change the projection settings for the various element types.

    2) Use "Depth Cueing" in VG. You can set at what depth you want elements to start fading, how deep the fading goes and how dark or light the fade goes. (Note: for printing, the view is processed as a raster image, rather than vector, increasing print time as well as file size.)

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    2 elevations/sections. The VT of the back one is set to grey. Layer them on top of each other on sheet.

    A few filters in plan to turn the extra sections off.

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    While all these ideas work, it sounds to me like you just need to edit the view template so things in Projection are lighter lineweight, and gray. Just do it in VG or in VG of the VT if you have one applied.

    Expand all cats. Select all. Projection lines > Color override, gray, LW override, select your lightest lineweight.

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    Be aware that some subcategories for surface lines also apply to lines in section -- Slab Edges come to mind in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CADiva View Post
    A couple ideas:

    1) In the VG for that view (preferably via View Templates), you can change the projection settings for the various element types.

    2) Use "Depth Cueing" in VG. You can set at what depth you want elements to start fading, how deep the fading goes and how dark or light the fade goes. (Note: for printing, the view is processed as a raster image, rather than vector, increasing print time as well as file size.)

    Hey, thank you for this. Where do I find this in the view template. When I click on model display, or any of the categories, the depth cueing option is greyed out

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