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Hide Behind Plane

You can hide several components at once using a plane and a direction to determine what should be seen. This procedure is a quick selection method for Hide/Show Components.

Only those components that are completely behind the plane are hidden. Components cut by the plane remain visible.

You can choose the direction to hide and the position of the plane. The X, Y, and Z coordinates of the plane distance are shown in the dialog box. Example: Using Hide Behind Plane

Hiding Components Behind a Plane

To hide components behind a plane:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a plane under the view in which you want to hide components and select Hide Behind Plane.

    The Hide Behind Plane dialog box appears, and the plane and direction arrow are displayed in all views on the drawing sheet that contain the model.

  2. Change the distance of the plane in the Distance box to move the plane, if necessary.

    The X, Y, Z coordinates of the plane appear in the Plane point section, and the plane is displayed in the new location in all the views on the drawing sheet. All components on the arrow side (but not crossing the plane) are hidden.

  3. Select the Reverse direction check box, if necessary.
  4. Click OK.

Showing the Components Again

To show hidden components:

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

    The Drawing View Properties dialog box appears.

  2. Select the Hide/Show Components tab.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Select components that you want to show, then press Delete.
    • Select the component in the FeatureManager design tree.
    • To show all components again, right-click in the list and click Clear Selections.
  4. Click OK.


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