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This tip will explain how to adjust the part transparency continuously in Creo Elements/Direct Modeling 18.0 and below.

 

The Part Properties dialog in Creo Elements/Direct Modeling allows you to adjust the transparency level in 3 steps:

 

  1. Opaque - 0% transparency
  2. Semi - 50% transparency
  3. Full - 100% transparency


You can choose other procentual values for the transparency as follows:

 

The command 'SET_PART_BASE_TRANSPARENCY' allows to adjust the transparency from 0.0 (0%) to 1.0 (100%) in a nearly step-less way.


As an example, the following command adjusts the transparency level of the current part to 75%. Just enter the following line into the command line:

 

      (SET_PART_BASE_TRANSPARENCY :part (oli:sd-inq-curr-part) :transp 0.75)

 

The Part Properties dialog only displays a value rounded to one of the three fixed transparency levels.


To inquire the exact transparency level, you can use the command 'sd-inq-part-transparency'.


Here is an example for the command line to inquire the transparency level from the current part:

 

     (display (oli:sd-inq-part-transparency (oli:sd-inq-curr-part) :contents))

 

Further information about the used function can be found:

 

  • For 'SET_PART_BASE_TRANSPARENCY ' in the Command Reference manual or in the online reference (oli:sd-online-reference)

 

  • For sd-inq-part-transparency in the Integration Kit documentation
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