Bentley View CONNECT Edition Help

Visible Edges Settings Dialog

Used to control visible edges settings when printing hidden line display styles in non-rasterized mode and when merging the visible edges for 3D attachments.

Opens when you select Settings > Visible Edges Settings in the Print dialog.

Method Controls the processing method.

The Fast method provides quick results by approximating curved surfaces with a faceted representation. This can substantially reduce processing times for large models. The Exact method produces an exact representation of the curved geometry, but may require substantially more processing time, especially for large, complex models.

Accuracy Controls the precision to which visible edges processing performs internal calculations. In general, most calculations are exact (accurate). In some cases, however, it is faster to produce approximate results.

If the options Low, Medium or High are selected, the accuracy is computed accordingly, based on the size of the view to be processed. Selecting High Accuracy produces higher quality output at the expense of increased processing time. When the To Tolerance setting is chosen, the accuracy of the processing is controlled by the Tolerance setting.

Tolerance (Accuracy set to To Tolerance only) Controls the maximum error (the precision) for the visible edges calculations explicitly; the accuracy is therefore not dependent on the size of the view. Lower tolerance values will also produce higher quality output at the expense of increased processing time. Tolerance values should be defined in master units.
Calculate Intersections If on, intersections between elements are automatically calculated.
Process Text and Dimensions If off, text and dimensions are displayed without any test for visibility; they show independently of the depth in view.
Remove Smooth Edges If on, blended (smooth) edges of two tangent surfaces are not displayed.
Expand Custom Linestyles If on, any modifications to Line Style Attributes are processed and appear in the generated visible edges. If off, modifications to Line Style Attributes are ignored.