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Franco Aversa | 2 years ago | 6 comments | 578 views

Is it possible to differentiate the wireframe color of the selected object that is displayed on the frontal, side, etc.?
therefore it would be possible to better distinguish two objects that are overlapping while maintaining the wireframe view during alignment.

Thank you so much!

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Thank you for your request!

Do you know you can give layers a name? To do that, choose the menu item LAYER > ACTIVE LAYER PROPERTIES...

The name is displayed in the layers dropdown. This makes it easier to select the right layer.

michiel, 2 years ago

Thank you Michiel,

Isn't a problem for select a layer, is because sometimes you have to mount an object and maybe its wireframe is very thin and is confused with other lines. so if it were colored, maybe it would be better.

For example in this animation there are a cylinder that I have to put everything around the vase.
But it is not clear where it is.

Franco Aversa, 2 years ago

colored would be all simpler

Franco Aversa, 2 years ago

If you want to know where your layer is, choose SETTINGS > RENDER COORDINATE SYSTEM.

This renders big arrows at the centre of the active layer.

michiel, 2 years ago

Another trick is holding down the Control and Shift keys at the same time. This renders only the active layer.

michiel, 2 years ago

Thank you Michiel,

I always use the coordinates.
if I have to align two pieces I need both of them displayed, I can not use CTRL + SHIFT.
Coordinates and axes are very useful for centering two objects.
But if I have to check how in this case if the cylinder has the same size of the object below, if the image had another color it would be very comfortable.
The example of the cylinder and of the vase is perhaps not the best.
If I center the objects and enlarge the edge, it will be at the same distance.
He wanted to be just an idea to better visualize the object.

Just this... thanks for the suggestions.

Franco Aversa, 2 years ago

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