TechDraw DecorateLine

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TechDraw DecorateLine

Menu location
TechDraw → Add Lines → Change Appearance of Lines
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw ShowAll


The TechDraw DecorateLine tool changes the appearance of edges, including cosmetic lines and centerlines. It can also make edges invisible.

Sample edges before decoration

Sample edges after decoration


  1. Select a View or one or more edges in a View.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the Change Appearance of Lines button.
    • Select the TechDraw → Add Lines → Change Appearance of Lines option from the menu.
  3. A task panel opens.
  4. If you have selected edges: optionally change their color, style, weight and/or visibility in the Line Decoration section.
  5. To make invisible edges in the View permanently visible again: optionally press one or more of the buttons in the Restore Invisible Lines section:
    • All
    • Geometry
    • Cosmetic
    • CenterLine
  6. Press the OK button.