Display and Selection Options
Specify options for the display and selection of edges, planes, and
To set display and selection options:
Click Options or
from the options described below, then click OK.
Click Reset to restore
factory defaults for all system options or only for options on this page.
Hidden edges displayed as
Specify how hidden edges are displayed in Hidden
Lines Visible mode in part and assembly documents.
Selection of hidden edges
in wireframe and HLV modes. Allows
you to select hidden edges or vertices in Wireframe
and Hidden Lines Visible modes.
in HLR and shaded modes. Allows you to select hidden edges or vertices
in Hidden Lines Removed, Shaded With Edges, and Shaded
Part/Assembly tangent edge display
Controls how tangent edges
are displayed when the model is in Hidden
Lines Removed, Hidden Lines Visible,
or Shaded With Edges mode.
You can also click View,
Display, and select Tangent
Edges Visible, Tangent Edges as
Phantom, or Tangent Edges Removed.
Edge display in shaded with
Assembly transparency for in context edit
Controls the transparency
options when you edit assembly components. These settings affect
only the components that are not
being edited. (This option is not available when Large Assembly Mode
Components not being edited are opaque.
transparency. Components not being edited retain their individual
transparency. Components not being edited use the transparency
level you set here. Move the slider to the desired transparency level
(to the right is more transparent).
You can also change the colors
used in Edit Component mode.
Determines the extent of anti-aliasing to apply to models in the graphics
area. Anti-aliasing smoothes jagged edges, making an image appear more
When one or more documents are open, some
anti-aliasing options may be disabled. All anti-aliasing options are disabled
edges/sketches. Smoothes out jagged edges in Shaded
With Edges, Wireframe,
Hidden Lines Removed, and Hidden Lines Visible modes.
Full scene anti-aliasing.
Available if your video card supports full scene anti-aliasing and has
passed a stability test. You must set the graphics card control panel settings
for anti-aliasing so that the application has control. Applies anti-aliasing
to the entire graphics area for parts and assemblies. Anti-aliasing is
disabled during zoom, pan, and rotate.
Highlight all edges of features selected
in graphics view. All edges of a feature are highlighted when you
select the feature.
highlight from graphics view. Model faces, edges, and vertices
are highlighted when you move the pointer over a sketch, model, or drawing.
(This option is not available when Large Assembly Mode
Show open edges of surfaces in different
color. Makes it easier to differentiate between the open edges
of a surface and any tangent edges or silhouette edges.
To specify the edge color,
click Tools, Options,
System Options, Colors. Select Surfaces, Open
Edges in System colors.
Display shaded planes. Displays
shaded planes with a wireframe edge that have different front and back
To specify the shaded plane
colors, click Tools, Options,
Document Properties, Plane Display. Under
Front Face Color or Back Face
Color to change the colors. Use the slider to adjust the transparency
level (to the right is more transparent).
Enable selection through transparency.
When selected, you can select opaque
objects behind transparent objects in the graphics area. When
cleared, you can select the nearest object regardless of transparency.
Press Shift when you select objects
to temporarily override the option.
reference triad. Displays a reference
to help orient you when viewing models. The reference triad is for display
purposes only; you cannot select it or use it as an inference point.
dimensions flat to screen. Select to display dimension text in
the plane of your computer screen. Clear to display dimension text in
the plane of the dimension's 3D annotation view.
scrollbars in graphics view. This option is unavailable when a
document is open. To change this setting, you must close all documents.
Notes flat to screen. Select to display notes in the plane of your
computer screen. Clear to display notes in the plane of the dimension's
type for four view viewport. Controls which views are displayed
in the viewports
when you click Four View (Standard Views toolbar).
Angle. Front, Left, Top, and Trimetric.
Angle. Front, Right, Top, and Trimetric.