Faster hidden line removal when plotting
IssueYou want to improve performance when using the HIDE command to remove lines from a drawing before plotting it using the Hideplot option.
Turn on the Hideplot option only for the views that need to be hidden before plotting the drawing so that the application performs the process instead of the hard-copy device driver, which can take longer to do. Follow these steps:
- Set up the Layout views, title block, blocks, and so on, as you normally would before plotting.
Note: Before proceeding to step 2, make sure that the drawing is in the layout and that the viewport borders are displayed.
- On the command line, enter mview.
- Enter H to select the Hideplot option.
- Enter ON to enable the Hideplot option.
- Select the border of the viewport(s) that the HIDE command will affect.
- Press ENTER to complete the command.
- Turn off or freeze the viewport border(s) layer as desired before plotting.
The HIDE command will run on each viewport that has the Hideplot option enabled. You can now print or plot the drawing.
Note: Make sure that the Hide option is not selected on the Plot Settings tab of the Plot dialog box. If this option is selected, everything will be hidden, and the MVIEW settings will be ignored.