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Hide/Show Components

You can hide or show components in an assembly drawing.

Component shown:

Component hidden:

Hide Component lets you hide specific components in selected drawing views, but not all views. A quick selection method for hiding components is Hide Behind Plane.

You can set an option in Tools, Options, System Options, Drawings to list hidden components automatically when you create a drawing view. New drawing views with Automatically hide components on view creation selected display the list of hidden components on the Hide/Show Components tab in the Drawing View Properties dialog box.

You can access Hide/Show Components in various ways.

To show or hide a component from the shortcut menu:

Right-click a component in the drawing view or in the FeatureManager design tree and select Show/Hide, Hide Component.

If the component is hidden, you can show it again by right-clicking the component in the FeatureManager design tree (not in the drawing view) and selecting Show/Hide, Show Component.

To show or hide a component in the Drawing View Properties dialog box:

  1. Right-click the drawing view and select Properties.

  2. Select the Hide/Show Components tab.

  3. Select a component from either the drawing view or the FeatureManager design tree to add it to the list of items to be hidden.

  4. Click Apply to see the effect of your selection.

  5. To show the component again, select the component in the Hide/Show Components list and press Delete.

     - or - 

    Select the component in the FeatureManager design tree.

    - or -

    To show all hidden components again, right-click in the list and click Clear Selections.

  6. Click OK to close the dialog box.

To show or hide components in all drawing views:

  1. In the assembly, create an assembly configuration.

  2. In the graphics area or the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a component and click Hide components or Show components .

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