Not being able to see traced lines

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#1

Hi,

I am drawing with black lines on a layer above the one with grey lines but when I draw a black line right over the grey line I cant see it. Do you have any suggestions on what to do so that I can see my trace lines? Please see attached image.


#2

Rhino layers don’t work like Photoshop… there is no “depth” according to layer order. One of several things might work, in general I like to lock the stuff I’m tracing, which makes it appear behind “live” objects. Make sure you have _SnapToLocked enabled if you want to snap to the objects being traced.

Otherwise, you can also try selecting the stuff you want to stay behind and then call _SendToBack…

  • Mitch

#3

Ok. Thank you. Grey layer (the one I want to be the background) is locked but I don’t see a difference. That’s unfortunate - It’s inconvenient: I have to select all my lines and move to the side to see what I am doing and and undo to go back and continue but at that time you cant see anything.


(David Cockey) #4

For tracing and related I usually move the object, usually a picture, so that it is “behind” the plane I’m tracing on.


#5

How do you mean exactly? I am in the Right View Maximized window and just drafting there. Is there something I can do with a plane? I use Rhino mostly instead of Illustrator; for line work that I eventually model up in SolidWorks.


#6

I wonder if what I suggested will work better in Top view… --Mitch


#7

Let me try