Adjusting shading settings in the configuration
Sometimes, it looks like my part has gaps between the surfaces. But the analysis shows there are actually no gaps. This is especially irritating in design work. What can I do in this case?
This can be adjusted with the Tebis shading settings. Generally, the following rules apply: The coarser the shading is set, the faster the component can be shaded. For various tasks – such as design work – we recommend selecting a somewhat finer shading setting. This helps you to see whether or not there is actually a gap between surfaces.
Here's how you do it
Open the configuration Do this by selecting command "Tebis / Configuration" in the menu. The "Configuration" dialog box opens.
Highlight the "Settings / Display shading" entry in the tree structure. You now have two options:
• You can specify the display quality of the shaded elements that are visible in the display window by moving the "Quality" slide control.
• You can specify the display quality of the shaded elements that are not visible in the display window using the "Standard tolerance" parameter.
Activating the "Refinement" option calculates more triangles for the shaded display of the elements.
The "Refinement" parameter has a significant effect on overall software performance. So we recommend activating this parameter only when necessary.
In our example, we maximize quality, select a standard tolerance of 0.050 and activate "Refinement". The settings take effect the next time you shade the component.
You can find more detailed information on displaying shaded elements by accessing the context-sensitive "Help" in the configuration under "Settings / Display / Shading" in the "Shading" area.
Ulrike KellerMarketing Specialist, Newsletter / Tips & Tricks +49/89/81803-0 firstname.lastname@example.org