The Set Document Entity Suppression State task will change the suppression state of an Entity on a Node in a DriveWorks 3D Document.
The Set Document Entity Suppression State task works on the following Node Entities:
From a Specification Macro this task can suppress and unsuppress all of these Entities on a Node.
The Set Document Entity Suppression State task works on a 3D Document within a 3D Preview Control. In order to save changes made by this task you will need to use the Save 3D Document task.
It is advised that you use the Save 3D Document task at the end of a Specification for performance.
The Set Document Node Static Transform task does NOT work on 3D Previews created from SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks Autopilot, or static DriveWorks 3D Files.
This task does not work on Replace Model and Remap Appearance Entities. These are usually used in DriveWorks 3D Documents and can have rules applied to disable them.
When you export a 3D Document as a DriveWorks 3D File, these two entities will be merged into the resultant 3D file. If you replace this new 3D file into a 3D Document these entities will not be used, therefore you don't need to suppress them.
|Preview Control Name||The name of a 3D Preview Control to perform the action on.
This 3D Preview Control must be using a DriveWorks 3D Document.
|Target Node Address||The address of the Node that you want to suppress entities on.|
|Entity Types||A pipe delimited list of Entity Types in the format "Model|SpotLight|Etc"|
|Suppression Value||TRUE to suppress the Entity, FALSE to unsuppress the Entity.|
|Apply To Child Nodes||TRUE to apply the suppression state to the Nodes child nodes, FALSE to apply the suppression state to this Node only.|
When this task is added the properties are static by default.
See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.
|Property Name||Example rule||Example result||Meaning|
|Preview Control Name||"3DPreviewControl"||3DPreviewControl||This task will run on the named Preview Control. If that Preview Control has a DriveWorks 3D Document, then the task will attempt to set the suppression state of the specified Node.|
|Target Node Address||"Root\Table\Leg-" & DWConstantSelectedLeg||Root\Table\Leg-1||This is the address of the Node to set the suppression states on.|
|Entity Types||="Rotate|Pan|Camera"||1000|0|500||This will suppress all Rotate, Pan and Camera Entities in the Node specified along with every child Node Entity.|
|Suppression Value||=TRUE||True||TRUE will suppress the entities of the types specified.|
|Apply To Child Nodes||=TRUE||True||TRUE will apply the same suppression state to each child Node. This allows you to suppress multiple entities at once.|
Entity Types can accept a pipe bar list of Entity names and it can also accept an asterisk (*) to suppress or unsuppress all entities.
These are the Entity names as they should be written in the rule:
|Entity Name||Value to use in a Rule.|
When using an asterisk you may find models disappear. This is expected behavior because it will suppress every Entity type, including Model.
Suppressing the Model entity will suppress the geometry on that Node.
All Node Addresses start from the "Root" Node in the DriveWorks 3D Document. This "Root" Node can be renamed, so you may need to enter the renamed Node name.
The address is a hierarchical path and you need to know the address of the model you are suppressing.
DWCurrentMacroCaller can be used when clicking a 3D Model in a DriveWorks 3D Document. This Special Variable will return the address of the model clicked.
This task has different types of Outputs. For more information about Outputs see Specification Macros Task Node.
Outputs are only available within Specification Macros. Currently Outputs are not available for Specification Flow.
This task supports Status Outputs. These can be used to perform different actions depending on what the status outcome of the task is. For more information see Status Outputs in the Task Node Outputs section of Specification Macros Task Node.
The status output navigation is as follows:
Success with Warnings
Failed (one of the following occurred)