Friday, February 10, 2017

Hybrid Wireframe and Shaded Views in Autodesk Inventor

You want to create a view on your drawing that has some parts shaded and some that look wire-framed, so you can show some particular detail of your assembly in your detailed drawing.

In the past you could do it as described in tip #1 at this link, but that seems not to work now.

Here is another way to do this.

Create one new Positional Representation ( no need to do anything else with it, other than creating it).
  • Create 2 View Representations
  • In View Representation 1, turn off the visibility of the part you want to show wireframe
  • In View Representation 2, turn off the visibility of everything else
  • Create a drawing Base View and set it to use View Representation 2
  • Create an Overlay View, and set it to use the Positional Representation and View Representation 1
  • In the Overlay View dialog box set the style to be not shaded & hidden lines removed
  • And also in the Overlay View dialog box set the Layer dropdown to be 'As Parts'.

  • Here's a link to a quick video I created, but I think the CADLine blog has covered this better at this link: