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Technical illustration - working with visual styles in Inventor.

A - answer Using the visual styles and appearance parameters - shadows and reflections (see the ribbon View > Appearance) you can work in Inventor with different visual appearance of your edited model. You can e.g. switch between the realistic style (for presentations) and technical appearance (for illustrations to service manuals).

Compare the following model appearance (the sample model - PC) in the "Realistic" style, with shadows and reflections:

And the appearance of the same model and same view in the "Technical illustration" style, with suppressed effects:

Different view appearances have also different requirements to the graphics performace.

Inv2016
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29.4.2015    2022x  
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applies to: Inventor 2016 ·

See also:
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 10952:All DWG texts in UPPERCASE.
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 10921:The tolerance frame is displayed or printed in different line weight.
Tip 10852:iLogic - how to get part material and path from a drawing?


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