Applying Level Visibility File for Print

Tech Tip: Applying Level Visibility File for Print


In this Tech Tip, we will discuss using Level Visibility Configuration files in E3.series to display relevant information to the user for printing. However, the application of Level Visibility Configuration files is not limited to only printing. They can be used during the design process in E3.series project or E3.series Database editor. Level Visibilities Configuration files allow the user to have standardized configurations of all symbols, symbol graphics, symbol text, empty text, graphics, and connections displayed in the project.

Issues may arise when the drafting process is complete, the drawing has been released to manufacturing, and are ready to be printed. Level Visibility Configuration files can be used before or after the print process. For example, during the design process, the drafter would like to know the name of a conductor/core in a connection, and an attribute text type template is used to display this information in the project. However, during manufacturing, this information is not relevant to the builder, so to make the drawings easier to view, we want to remove the attribute text type template from the printed drawings. Going through an entire project to hide each attribute text template could take a long time and introduces the possibility of objects being missed.

The solution would be to use a Level Visibility Configuration file for symbols in the project. These files allow the user to store all the names and retain enable/disable visibility of certain objects for 256 unique levels. In the video, I will walk through the steps to read and write Level Visibility Configuration files to demonstrate how visibility files can be helpful in different aspects of a project.

Mike Majewski
Mike Majewski
Applications Engineer