Manage Graphic Representations
||This task shows you
how to manage graphic representations for a part. See also Define
Graphic Representations in the section Building Parts.
||You use this function
to change the graphic representation that is active, or displayed, in your
||With your document displayed
click the Manage Graphic Representations button. The Representations dialog
The window displays all graphic representation categories in the
document, even if the part type is from a different application, e.g. if
you open the document in a piping application, you will also see categories
for tubing parts and equipment.
||Select one of the Range options.
- Single object: You can select a single part or run.
Runs can be displayed as
single or double.
- Selection: Select the parts in your document first, by
clicking on them, and then click the Manage Graphic Representations
button. You can now change the category of all the parts you selected.
- All: You can change the category of all parts in your document.
- All runs: You can change the category of all runs in your document.
The options under the Mode section allow you to replace or add a
representation. Except for runs and light objects, other objects can have
more than one representation active at the same time. If you check Add and
continue to Step 3, the representation will be added to the visible
representation (for example, single and double will display at the same
time). If you check Replace, the visible representation will be replaced by
the representation you select.
||Change the graphic
representation that is active by selecting a different category in the
window. Based on what you selected under Range, one object, more than one
selected objects or all objects in your document will change to the newly
selected category. The images below show a valve as double, and envelope.