Silhouette edge display

Discussion in 'Pro/Engineer & Creo Elements/Pro' started by Jimbob, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Jimbob

    Jimbob Guest

    Is there a way to add more contrast to the silhouette edge display.
    There is little difference between on and off. When I look straight
    on at a view, the holes wash out, regardless of the silhouette edge
    display setting.

    Pro/E Wildfire

    Todd
     
    Jimbob, Dec 2, 2004
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  2. Jimbob

    David Janes Guest

    : "Jimbob" <> wrote
    : Is there a way to add more contrast to the silhouette edge display.
    : There is little difference between on and off. When I look straight
    : on at a view, the holes wash out, regardless of the silhouette edge
    : display setting.
    :
    : Pro/E Wildfire
    :
    Just so we are not talking apples and oranges, I'd like to be clear on one thing:
    a silhouette 'edge' (since there is no actual break, edge or even tangent patch
    break) is the profile of a part, the silhouette it casts with a light behind it,
    so that a spherical part appears to be a circle, no matter that its orientation is
    not showing tangent edges. Even surfaces show silhouettes when shaded, so
    silhouettes are mostly for every other display mode than shaded. If you had meant
    tangent edges (a term that often confused with silhouettes), you'd set the
    config.pro option DISPLAY_TANGENT_EDGES to Yes.

    Other than this, it could be a question of edge line quality. So, pick 'View>Model
    Display>Display Settings'. Then pick Edge Display and experiment with setting it
    to Low through Very High. Likewise, on the Shade page, you can experiment with the
    settings from the default 3 through 10 (highest) and see if any of these effect
    your display.

    Frankly, the higher edge display qualities adversely effect my display (poor
    screen, cheap card? who knows). But, as with most things in Pro/e, the settings
    are probably counterintuitive (21st Century gibberish for bass ackwards). There's
    another thing that could address this concern, SHOW_SHADED_EDGES set to Yes, but
    this is a long shot and probably not worth much. In any case, it gives a
    Solidworks-like outline to the part.

    David Janes
     
    David Janes, Dec 3, 2004
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    T Bennett Guest

    The following was what I was after:

    "...SHOW_SHADED_EDGES set to Yes, but this is a long shot and probably not
    worth much. In any case, it gives a Solidworks-like outline to the part."

    Thank you.

    Todd
     
    T Bennett, Dec 3, 2004
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