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How to prevent phantom drawing planes from being displayed in the STL files?.

tony_gtony_g Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
How to prevent the auxiliary phantom drawing planes from showing up in the downloaded STL files?  I've tried to make them invisible, clear, transparent, but to no avail.  I can't delete them, because the object drawn on them is deleted as well. These planes are not printed, but they obscure the view of a part.

An example is the plane on which the coffee bean image is drawn here: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/4c4858359bf08ffc25adaa50/w/49418311816425087e3893c4/e/4f5e366d7f43b3a9e6fb26ff


  • glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member, OS Professional Posts: 193 PRO
    Drawing lanes or surfaces? I see surfaces that can be hidden.
  • tony_gtony_g Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    That's my problem--when I right-click on the surface to hide, I don't see any Hide menu items...
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,603
    Create a Delete Part feature and select all your surfaces (though you shouldn’t really be using surfaces for sketch planes). 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • tony_gtony_g Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Thank you; I was able to follow your advice and delete the offending planes.

    Could you expand on what feature should I use for sketch planes?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,603
  • tony_gtony_g Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
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