Hiding a Structure in 3D View

Sometimes, you might want a structure to show on a layout, but to be hidden in 3D. For example, when you have two overlapping models, and you want to hide the last structure so it isn't duplicated. This is how it's done.

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Step 1: Navigate to the ‘Structures’ section of the Lineardraft toolbar

Step 2: Click on the ‘Adjust’ button

Step 3: Click the structure you want to hide

In this example, we want to hide 'WR-14-09'. Clicking on this structure will open the ‘Edit Structure’ window.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Settings’ button 

This will open the ‘Settings’ window.

Step 5: Tick the ‘Hidden Structure’ checkbox

This will activate the hidden structure options drop-down menu.

Step 6: Select a hidden structure option from the drop-down menu, then click 'Confirm'

By default, Lineardraft will hide both the structure and any attached equipment, and will not be included in any allocation reports. However, you have a couple of alternative options. Learn more about the hidden structure options here.

When you click 'Confirm' this will close the 'Settings' window.

Step 7: Click ‘Confirm’ on the 'Edit Structure' window

Your chosen structure will now be hidden from the 3D view but will still be visible in plan view. The hidden structure option you have selected will determine if any equipment remains visible in 3D, and what is omitted from allocation reports.

Did you know? You can edit the hidden structure option of multiple hidden structures at the same time. Find out how here.

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