Is there a way that I can create an in-place sweep in which the 3D element is replaced with symbolic lines when I set the level of detail to fine?

I have an element which needs to change direction and mitre at the corners so I can't use a line based family and setup the visibility in there. I therefore can't see any other way apart from an in-place sweep and when I do that, I can hide the 3D element with no problems but I can only get my symbolic lines to show up in the plane in which they were drawn. After my element turns the corner, I cut a section, set it to fine and get nothing.

Any suggestions please? Thanks