akrMon Nov 28, 2011 3:47 amI have searched for a way to make the background of a schedule opaque as this would be a useful way of placing them on a sheet where other content has to be overlapped. For instance a Schedule of Drawings on a Cover Sheet, overlapping a rendering or other indicative visual of the Project in an artistic way as an introduction to a project whilst not hiding the schedule text in a confusing underlay. Since I can't find a way of doing this I should be pleased to be told how or add the possibility to my wish list for future development.
loboarchMon Nov 28, 2011 6:18 amThis is not directly possible through any controls in the schedule itself, but you could do this with a maksing region placed in the view where your schedule overlaps. You may also need to turn off/alter the visibility of some annotation elements in the view to get the look you need. It is probably easiest to do this in the sheet where the view is placed, then use the activate view feature to place the masking region and turn off all of the annotation elements in the correct spot in the view.
I created a video (no sound) where you can see an example of this process.
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akrMon Nov 28, 2011 9:49 amThanks, Jeff. It is a good workaround and works well if you are using a project view but it will not work if you have an imported image such as a rendering from the cloud which needs to be covered, as it is not a view that can be activated fro the sheet view. Would still like to see this ability from the schedule itself, what do you think?