Flexible Management of Item Visibility in Model-Based Definition


Flexible Management of Item Visibility in Model-Based Definition

You can manage visibility of annotations and supplemental geometry such as planes, axes, coordinate systems, points, and curves, by using layers or by directly assigning the item to a combination state. There are three visibility management schemes available for any combination state in the model. • MBD state—Use to manage the visibility of both annotations and supplemental geometry by direct assignment to a combination state. • semi-MBD state—Use to manage the visibility of annotations only by direct assignment to a combination state and to manage the visibility of supplemental geometry by using layers. This scheme is the same as the visibility management that was available in Creo 2.0 and Creo 3.0. • non-MBD state—Used to manage the visibility of both annotations and supplemental geometry by using layers and layer states. This scheme is the same as the visibility management that was available in Creo Elements/Pro 5.0. You can set the visibility options from the combination state dialog box. By selecting the Annotations or Supplemental Geometry check box, you can set the desired visibility management scheme for the combination state. The visibility management scheme for each combination state is identified with icons in the combination state tabs at the bottom of the window. MBD and semi-MBD states are identified with icons while the non-MBD state has no icon. A new configuration option, combined_state_type, sets the default method of visibility management for newly created combination states. This option does not affect existing combination states. The available values for combined_state_type are listed below: • mbd—Sets both annotation and supplemental geometry visibility to be managed by the combination state. • semi_mbd—Sets only annotation visibility to be managed by the combination state while visibility of supplemental geometry is managed by layers. • non_mbd—Sets both annotation and supplemental geometry visibility to be managed by layers.

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