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    hide part of a pipe

    hello
    i'd like to hide a part of a pipe (the part which is in the red rectangle) because i'd like to see what is beyond the pipe
    in this example the pipe is short but it could be useful for a bigger pipe/duct
    is it possible?
    Phil

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    I think you would need to hide the pipe and use a detail component to draw the stubs and break lines from the elbow and valve.

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    A Detail Item is the way I've done it. It's such a pain. Plus, the system color override doesn't get applied without a carefully curated set of filters. I wish there was an integrated way to apply breaks to objects quickly that doesn't fall apart when you inevitably have move them.

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    How about a Union with the pipe cut off detail item in it. Then you could Split the pipe where you want and hide the bit in between.
    The Unions would move with the pipe, but they may disappear if you resize the pipe (because both sides are the same size).
    Or a pipe Tag should move with the pipe too, but not as reliably.
    Last edited by josephpeel; January 7th, 2019 at 07:54 PM.

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    I could see that working in one view. But then you're stuck with a union that looks very odd in any view that you don't want to hide the pipe in, unless you fiddle with visibility parameters. And you're flirting with incorrect length measurements and fitting counts (if you're using them). Pipe Tags would be an even bigger pain because you'd end up with hundred of types for each size and scale.

    In my mind, 2D detail items are supposed to handle these one-off conditions. And for as often as I have to do something like this, keeping in mind the need to check a 2D element isn't any more effort than making sure the routing preferences don't override an interloping fitting. Or just eliminate the need to break the pipe at all by cutting a section. Either will prompt the same amount of questions from the field.
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    Robert,

    I think you're right.

    I've thought to insert union on my pipe/duct but I knew that others views I would see the union and I didn't like this idea even if the union is very small, I would still have a line for the union...*

    I don't see how to use 2D detail for that...*

    But adding a detail nearly three view to see beyond the pipe seems to be a great idea

    Thanks for your answers.*

    Phil

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    It appears the view is set to the Coordination discipline. Any reason you can’t use Mechanical discipline with hidden linestyle? Doesn’t answer the question but would show more of the valve and components beyond if that is what you’re trying to achieve.
    Last edited by kubsix; January 8th, 2019 at 01:25 AM.

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    hi John
    you're definetly right
    we have some such habit to use template or views ever made that we forgot the basics...
    need to focus on the basics, to have distance with our use of the software
    many thanks to all
    Phil

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    Thanks! It helps me.

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    Yes you can hide the pipe.

    1. select the pipe

    2. go to the Sunglasses Icon (see image below) on the bottom bar and hover over it. it should said "Temporary Hide/ Isolate"

    3. Click the sunglasses icon

    4. drop down menu will appear, pick the bottom one which is "Hide Element" This will just hide the pipe. if you want to hide all of the pipe in this system, then click on "Hide Category"

    5. it should now disappear.

    Note, once you have made changes to whatever is below the pipe be sure to go back to the sunglasses icon and click "Reset Temporary Hide/Isolate". if you don't and collaborate and snyc with central, you have now erased this pipe for all users. ENSURE YOU RESET IT ONCE YOU ARE DONE.
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