Bentley View CONNECT Edition Help

View Attributes Dialog, Presentation Section

Contains controls to set the display style and attributes.

SettingDescription
Display Style Controls how the contents of a view display.
  • Filled Hidden Line
  • Hidden Line
  • Illustration
  • Illustration with Shadows
  • Illustrations without Lighting
  • Monochrome
  • Monochrome with Shadows
  • Smooth
  • Smooth with Shadows
  • Smooth: With Environment
  • Transparent
  • Transparent with Shadows
  • Wireframe
SET VIEW < FILLED | HIDDEN | SMOOTH | WIREFRAME >
ACS Triad


If on, a coordinate triad representing the Active Auxiliary Coordinate System (ACS) displays.
SET ACSDISPLAY [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Background


If on, the background displays.
SET BACKGROUND [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Boundary Display


Controls whether the boundaries of the clip volume are displayed for a given view, as well as reference clip boundaries.

Reference clipping is defined relative to the world coordinates, and the clipped volume will therefore remain the same in all views. Furthermore, it is possible to define a clipping boundary for a reference by selecting an element in the master file rather than a fence. Any closed planar element (shape, circle, ellipse, complex shape, grouped hole etc.) may be selected. Modifying the clip element causes the view to redisplay automatically to reflect the new clipping boundary.

SET REFBOUND [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Camera


If on, the view camera is on for the view. This control is disabled (dimmed) if the active DGN file is 2D.
SET CAMERA < OFF | ON | TOGGLE >
Note: See Perspective projection for information about using the view camera.
Clip Back


Toggles the display of elements and parts of elements located outside a 3D view's clipping planes. If on, a back clipping plane is active in a view.
Clip Front


Enables you to toggle the display of elements and parts of elements located outside a 3D view's clipping planes.

If on, a front clipping plane is active in a view.

Clip Volume


Toggles the display of elements and parts of elements located outside a defined Clip Volume for a given view. If on, and a clip volume has been applied to the view, the view volume is restricted to the defined volume. If no clip volume has been applied to the view, it has no effect.
Constructions


If on, construction elements (those with the Class attribute of Construction) display.
SET CONSTRUCT [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Note: Constructions typically are turned off in a view before plotting or rendering.
Default Lighting


Use the built-in camera lights in the model.
Dimensions


If on, dimension elements display. Turning Dimensions off can decrease view update time.
SET DIMENSION [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
(Enter) Data Fields


If on, Enter data fields are displayed.
SET ED [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
SET EDCHAR
Displayset
If on, display of elements is restricted to only those elements in the current displayset.
SET DISPLAYSET [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Fast Cells


If on, cells display as outlines. Turning Fast Cells on can decrease view update time.
Fast Curves Fast Curves is no longer available through the View Attributes dialog. It is only available through its key-in.
SET CURVES [ FAST | SLOW | TOGGLE ]
Tip: Turning Fast Curves on can decrease view update time.
Fill


If on, solid, closed elements with Fill Type of None or Opaque display with color fill.
SET FILL [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Grid


If on, the grid displays. Its uniformly placed dots (grid points) and crosses (grid references) provide an indication of distances as a visual aid and a means of facilitating drawing precision with Grid Lock.
SET GRID [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Level Overrides


If on, level symbology overrides — the override color, numbered line style, line weight, and material associated with each level — display in the view, instead of the color, numbered line style, and line weight of each element.
SET LVLSYMB [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
SET REFLEVELOVERRIDES [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Line Styles


If on, elements display with their custom line style, if they have one.

If off, all elements with custom line styles display with the standard solid line style (0). Turning Line Styles off can decrease view update time.

Line Weights


If on, elements display with their line weight.

If off, all elements display with a line weight of zero. Turning Line Weights off can decrease view update time.

SET WEIGHT [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Markers


If on, Markers are displayed in the model. When you click the down arrow next to the icon, you get list of detailing symbols available in the model. Select the required check box for viewing the markers of the respective detailing symbol. Also, if your design has constraints applied, you will find the display toggle of the constraints in this same list of detailing symbols.
SET MARKERS [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
SET CONSTRAINTS [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Patterns


If on, pattern elements display. Turning Patterns off can decrease view update time.
SET PATTERN [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Tags


If on, tags display in the selected view(s).
SET TAGS [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Text


If on, text elements display. Since text elements take longer to display than most other elements, turning Text off can decrease view update time.
SET TEXT [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Text Nodes


If on, empty text nodes displayed as small crosses with numeric identifiers. However, in most cases displaying text nodes is unnecessary.
SET NODES [ OFF | ON | TOGGLE ]
Transparency


If on, applies transparency to elements, references, and levels.
Height Field If on, toggles the display of height maps applied to materials in the PBR mode.
Global Brightness The Global Brightness slider lets you adjust the brightness of the elements. Only available with Display Styles of Shaded and above.