Create a style state in an assembly to capture components in various displays and visibilities.
• Style states are only created in assemblies.
• You can set individual model display (shaded, transparent, wireframe, hidden line, no hidden) independent of the rest of the assembly or other components.
Style States Theory
Figure 1 – Style State Example
A style state is a captured state of component visibility in an assembly.
You can vary component visibility independently of other components. For example, you can set one component to be displayed as shaded, set another to be displayed as wireframe, and set still another to be displayed as no hidden. In Figure 1, the component display of the cylinder head has been edited, while the remainder of the assembly remains shaded.
If you redefine a style state you can also edit its component display to “blank,” or turn off, the display of any component in the assembly.
Creating a Style State
To create a new style state, click New in the Style tab of the view manager. If desired, edit the default style name and press ENTER. The Edit dialog box opens, enabling you to blank (or, in other words, turn off) components from the graphics window. You can select components either from the graphics window or from the model tree. You can also select the Show tab and then set the method of model display. As you select components, their model display changes to the method currently selected in the Edit dialog box.
As you define component visibilities and displays, the model tree displays which settings have been specified for the components. When you finish creating the style state, the graphics window displays the name of the style state in the bottom left corner.
You can also create style states by first editing component displays, and then capturing the displays in a style state.
There are two default style states in every assembly: Default Style and Master Style. The Master Style cannot be modified, but the Default Style
can be modified.