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[GEN/View]Purpose and Usage of Shading for Solid and Planar Elements Function

Question

When and where is the "Shading for Solid and Planar Elements" function used?

 

Answer

The "Shading for Solid and Planar Elements" function is used to apply blending effects to Wall or Plate elements.

The "Shading for Solid and Planar Elements" function is used to apply blending effects to Wall or Plate elements. In this case, the blending color is derived from the Hidden color, and you can adjust the transparency of blending by modifying the factor.
This is a new function introduced in GEN 770, and it is used to give Wall or Plate elements a blending effect. The blending color in this case is derived from the Hidden color, and you can control the transparency of blending by adjusting the factor.
When Hidden is turned on, within the elements, Hidden color is applied, while the outlines of the elements are displayed in Hidden Edge color. This functionality applies to both pre-processing and post-processing stages.

[Image-1] Display Option

When Shading for Solid and Planar Elements is checked on

     

                                          [Image-2] Hidden off                                                        [Image-3] Hidden on

When "Shading for Solid and Planar Elements" is unchecked in the Wireframe Option of the Draw tab, the colors are applied as in previous versions.
In the state where Hidden is off, the elements are represented using only the Wireframe color of each element. When Hidden is turned on, they are displayed in Hidden and Hidden Edge colors.
This behavior is the same as when "Shading for Solid and Planar Elements" is checked on.

When "Shading for Solid and Planar Elements" is checked on

     

                                          [Image-4] Hidden off                                                        [Image-5] Hidden on

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