Hiding the Corridor: Default Styles

December 25, 2023 Leo Lavayen

Struggling with corridor display control in AutoCAD? While basic commands might suffice, this post delves into the power of style-based display control. Unveiling issues and offering solutions, discover how code set styles can transform your corridor models effortlessly.

I have found through the years that controlling the display of corridors has been a bit of a struggle.  Of course, the use of basic AutoCAD on/off or freeze/thaw commands could work here, the focus of this post is leveraging style-based display control.

Working with the out configuration below we see a portion of the corridor using the stock “All Codes” code set style.  All of the corridor components (Points, Links, and Shapes) will be shown:
If the stock "All Codes – No Display" code set style is applied, the corridor model almost completely disappears (as shown below): 

From the corridor’s properties dialog Codes tab, notice that the “Daylight” feature line code is set to Corridor Daylight, instead of the expected "_No Display" style.

This “issue” It may not appear as much, but if design become more complex and more subassemblies with undefined coeds are present more corridor elements will be fall through the cracks and be shown, as shown below:

The style could be set manually, but the goal is to have the Code Set Style drive the look.  Upon further inspection, from the Codes tab, the "All Codes – No Display" code set style configuration missed the “Daylight” field for the Point collection, Feature Line Style column:

It is an easy enough fix to adjust row(s) of in the Corridor Properties or Code Set Style.  The next post will review how to create a custom code set style to effectively hide the entire corridor model.

About the Author

Leo Lavayen

Civil Applications Expert<br><br>As an Applications Expert, Leo is responsible for supporting, training and implementation of software for survey and civil engineering professionals. He has more than 19 years of experience helping large and small, public and private clients in the eastern United States.

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