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    Control the visible ends of Ref Planes?

    is there a way to control the *visible* end of a Ref Plane? Would a scope box work like they do on datums? Or is there a way to move the visible end of several Ref Planes at one time?
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    Nope, there's no way to control them. They don't respond to Scope Box or Crop Region. They don't have a 2D/3D switch to change the appearance per view, they won't auto-lock ends like Grids do...

    Basically, they don't do squad.
    Martijn de Riet
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      #3
      Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
      Nope, there's no way to control them. They don't respond to Scope Box or Crop Region. They don't have a 2D/3D switch to change the appearance per view, they won't auto-lock ends like Grids do...

      Basically, they don't do squad.
      squat either... Thanks for the confirmation. Always wondering if I'm missing something
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        #4
        even though they "end" in appearance, they are really infinite pieces of geometry. Thus the lack of controls for the "ends" which are really quite arbitrary. Ref Lines, on the other hand in the Family editor, has start and end points.
        Scott D Davis
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          #5
          Originally posted by Scott D Davis View Post
          even though they "end" in appearance, they are really infinite pieces of geometry. Thus the lack of controls for the "ends" which are really quite arbitrary. Ref Lines, on the other hand in the Family editor, has start and end points.
          Scott, I understand that fully. But every once and a while it would be nice to be able to constrain them. Not a real bother though, so no need to get worked up about it or spend valuable time and / or recourses on it.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Scott D Davis View Post
            even though they "end" in appearance, they are really infinite pieces of geometry. Thus the lack of controls for the "ends" which are really quite arbitrary. Ref Lines, on the other hand in the Family editor, has start and end points.
            understood, that's why I bolded *visible*. Actually the end control for Ref Planes is very controllable but unfortunately one RP one end at a time. Very time consuming.
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              #7
              Bit off topic here, but has anybody else ever felt the need to have several different coloured Ref planes. I know within family editor this would be a bonus but also within a project would be great.
              Maybe a new wish list item ?
              Mark Balsom

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                #8
                Yeah, would be nice... one step further: have it change color when something is actually hosted on it... But being able to color code it would already be a treat!
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                  have it change color when something is actually hosted on it...
                  Show Related button in options bar will temporarily change ref planes to Orange when something is hosted (or related) to them.
                  Scott D Davis
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                  Autodesk, Inc.
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                    #10
                    Sweet, thanks!!!
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