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Isolate

The Isolate command sets all components except the selected ones to be hidden, transparent, or wireframe, enabling you to focus on the selected components.

You can isolate parts or subassemblies, making it easier to edit them in the context of the assembly. You can also isolate components that share a mate.

You can use the Isolate popup toolbar to change the visibility of the hidden components to Wireframe, Transparent, or Hidden. The transparency usually used when editing a component in the context of an assembly is not used when Isolate is active.

Before you exit Isolate, you can save the display characteristics to a new display state, which you can access from the ConfigurationManager. If you do not save, the display returns to its original state without any permanent changes.

When you select Hidden, you can match the FeatureManager design tree to the graphics area by selecting Filter Hidden/Suppressed Components in Filter .

To isolate components that share a mate, right-click the mate in the FeatureManager design tree and click Isolate.

Isolating Components for Viewing or Editing

To isolate components:

  1. Select the components you want to isolate in the graphics area or the FeatureManager design tree.
  2. Click View > Display > Isolate or right-click and select Isolate.
    To isolate components that share a mate, right-click the mate in the FeatureManager design tree and click Isolate.
    The removed components change their display state to hidden, wireframe, or transparent. You can use the Isolate popup toolbar to change their display state:
    Wireframe
    Transparent
    Hidden
  3. Select the component you want to edit and click Edit Part or Edit Assembly .
  4. Optionally click Save as Display State to save the display characteristics to a new display state.
  5. When you are done working on the isolated components, click Exit Isolate on the Isolate popup toolbar and Edit Component on the CommandManager.
    The model returns to its original display state.



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