How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

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Paulpot
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How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby Paulpot » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:07 am

Trying FreeCAD first time. Trying to use wire tool by using snap but don’t know how to keep objects visible. Thanks for the help.
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Re: How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby chrisb » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:31 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

You toggle visibility by selecting them in the tree and hitting the space bar.
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Re: How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby Paulpot » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:37 pm

Thanks for the reply.

The spacebar option did not work in my case.

When I select the tree, all objects are visible.
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Tree Selected
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But pressing spacebar while tree is selected hides the objects and grey out the tree.
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Tree greyed out after select and hit spacebar
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Re: How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby chrisb » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:26 pm

You may consider not selecting all elements in the tree for toggling visibility.
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Re: How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby Paulpot » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:56 pm

I'm certainly missing something. I just wan to view the objects while trying to snap for wire tool. I'm using 0.18 on iMac Os High Sierra.
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Re: How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby chrisb » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:22 pm

Is it possible that you have black lines? They are hardly visible on a black screen. Please try a different background color. If that's not the reason of your issues, you can of course reset it.
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Re: How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby Paulpot » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:25 pm

Thank you so much! You are absolutely correct. I was using black color *sigh*.
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Re: How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby chrisb » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:52 pm

After all it's not entirely lacking some humor :lol: .
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Re: How to keep objects visible for easy snap?

Postby Paulpot » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:35 pm

:D