July 16, 2012

Quickly Toggling Between Transparent and Opaque PathFinder in Solid Edge

You can toggle between transparent and opaque PathFinder by using the Solid Edge Options -> Helpers.  But did you know there is a quicker way to easily toggle back and forth between a transparent and opaque PathFinder?

Simply hold down the Ctrl key and double-click on the title bar at the top of the PathFinder. 

Voilà!  The PathFinder is now quickly toggled back and forth between transparent and opaque.

This tip was originally posted in the GTAC Siemens PLM Solid Edge user forums. Are you a member of the forums?  If not, you should be.

Any other quick tips you have?  Please feel free to leave them below in the comments.  Thanks.


  1. Does this work on Windows XP?

  2. Anonymous,

    Thanks for reading and posting your question.

    Unfortunately XP does not have the necessary libraries and is unable to take advantage of a lot of the enhanced GUI functionality in ST. Therefore I would not expect this to work on XP.

    Perhaps another among many reasons to consider upgrading to Windows 7 ;-)

    Thanks again,


  3. This is such a good thing to know, when running twin screen nothing is more annoying that having it in transparent view over another window.

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