By Trisha West
Here is another CATIA V5 visual option that some people find useful. By default, all reference features you create in CATIA will automatically “shine” through any other solid/surface leaving a cluttered screen.
You can change this option with the “Display all elements using Z-buffer depth." Once turned on, the reference items no longer shine through and you will only see them in their entirety if your camera is looking at it from the proper orientation.