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Did shaded views break in drawings?

randy_youngrandy_young Member Posts: 9
Hi all,  I regularly create a shaded isometric view of my overall project for the first page of my drawings.  For some reason, I cannot find the option under the new view properties dialog box, nor in the context menu.  Was this taken away or have I suddenly become blind?  If the latter, help? 



  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,560
    I can still see "Show shaded view" in the view context menu. You cannot?
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,111 PRO
    There will be times where you won't be able to shade your view.

    -when the view has been cropped
    -if the view is a detail view
    -if the view is a section view
    -if the view is a broken view
  • randy_youngrandy_young Member Posts: 9
    Sorry for the lack of reply.  I typed it and previewed but apparently didn't commit it to the forum discussion.  To answer Neil's question, it was not in the context menu at the time I requested the help and I was not using any of John's excluded situations.  It was a part that was previously shaded and when I updated the view it became outline without the option.  I signed out and back in, and the menu item was then available for use and works fine now.  I don't know what caused the hiccup and have been unable to reproduce it.  Thanks for getting back with me even though I apparently didn't get back with you.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,111 PRO
    I've seen views lose shading like that before, but didn't check if the option was missing.

    For me it is just a matter of the view is still being updated, it eventually shades in when it has finished. I've learned no ignore it mostly. In my case it is a temporary inconvienience. Unless I just need to print, then I have to sit and wait :) (about same time as solidworks would have taken to regen/save) so i don't feel bad about it
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