When drawing Plan or Section Views, Depth is a useful tool to cleanup the drawings but it is too abrupt (things from one point just disappear, and you lose contact with the levels below or geometry at the back, in sextions).
What we propose is setting the Print/Display Color of sectioned/projected geometry, according to distance from Cut Plane, in Section or Plan Views.
This can be achieved by letting the user select a “fade” colour (ie. white, black, or other, depending on use), to which the original colour of the object will fade, or a new gradient map will be created and plot colours (or display colours) will be assigned to.
Two fade distance options should also be available:
- Fade Start Distance
- Fade End Distance
plus 3. Fade Start Colour (select from Rhino Palette popup, or Objects Colour) and 4. Fade End Colour.
Colour Calculations using a fade colour should be easy and will provide a splendid outcome.
This could even apply to Line Weight, by setting a user defined Weight reducing factor, ie. 0.5 would mean reduce line thickness from 0.3mm to 0.15mm when fade end distance is reached.
All the above could apply in Viewport Level (Live, according to selected Level) or only within placed Section/Plan Views (according to the level selected in section/plan view properties).
Keep up the good work VisualARQ team.