Show one object in front of another

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benjimin
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Show one object in front of another

Post by benjimin » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:49 pm

How do I show one object in front of another? For example. If I use a a draw-rectangle to draw a vertical 2x4 wood piece and then draw a horizontal 2x4 wood crossing over the vertical piece. Where they cross how do I hide the lines of the vertical 2x4, similar to the sample picture?
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Re: Show one object in front of another

Post by Husky » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:22 pm

Select the entities and use "Bring to Front" or "Bring to Back"
Menu / Modify / Draw Order / ...
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Re: Show one object in front of another

Post by benjimin » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:55 pm

Hi Husky, I have been trying that but nothing changes. puzzled.

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Re: Show one object in front of another

Post by benjimin » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:16 pm

attached is a picture of the step sequences I am trying. Hopefully you can spot what I may be doing wrong or missing.
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Re: Show one object in front of another

Post by Husky » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:31 pm

You need to hatch (solid) at least the rectangle which has to be in front to block visually the other rectangle.
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Re: Show one object in front of another

Post by CVH » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:02 am

Hi,

A vector has no 'thickness'
4 line entities won't 'cover' other line entities
Although if you gave the vector a width or a line weight it can.
That is handled by the draw order.

If you want surfaces to cover each other, you will have to draw something that might be considered as a plane.
A Hatch will do. Faces and solids too.

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Re: Show one object in front of another

Post by TSG » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:37 am

In CAD filling with a solid hatch to cover lines doesn't make sense.
The better way is to trim the lines (see tool D2)

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Re: Show one object in front of another

Post by CVH » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:53 am

Indeed, but I suspect a non-CAD related use.
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