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Previewing Hidden Bodies or Components

You can display a temporary preview of one or more hidden bodies or components from the FeatureManager design tree.

In the graphics area, the body or component appears as transparent, using the color for Selected Item 1 in Tools > Options > System Options > Colors.

To display a preview, in the FeatureManager design tree, do one of the following:

  • To preview a single hidden body or component, select the body or component.
  • To preview multiple hidden bodies or components, press Shift or Ctrl and select the bodies or components.
  • To remove the preview, click in the graphics area to deselect the component.
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