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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.

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29.4.2015    2284×  
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applies to: Inventor 2016 ·

See also:
Tip 11469:Why you should not use the DEFPOINTS layer to draw geometry?
Tip 11464:How to make a fast Inventor Studio animation without rendering?
Tip 11425:Contour lines on a toposurface are displayed as too thick lines.
Tip 11389:Readability of annotations, white halo on AutoCAD texts.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.

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