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Toggling the Visibility

You can toggle the display of assembly components. You can remove the component completely from view or make it 75% transparent. Turning off the display of a component temporarily removes it from view, allowing you to work with underlying components.

Hiding or showing a component affects only the visibility of the component. Hidden components have the same accessibility and behaviors as shown components in the same suppression state (see suppression states of components).

Toggling the visibility does not affect the rebuild or evaluation speed. Display performance improves, however.

You can define different combinations of display settings (hide/show state, transparency, display mode, color, and texture) for each component in an assembly, and save them in display states.

To toggle the visibility of a component:

Method

Procedure

Changes apply to:

Display Pane

Click in the Hide/Show column for the component and select Hide or Show.

The active display state.

context toolbar

Click or right-click the component, and select Hide components or Show components .

The active display state.

toolbar

Select the component, then click Hide/Show Components art\ASM-SHOW.gif (Assembly toolbar).

The active display state.

Component Properties dialog box

Under Component visibility, select Hide Component or Show Component.

The active display state.

menu

Select the component, then click Edit, Hide (or Show, or Show with Dependents).

The display states you specify.

To toggle the transparency of a component:

Method

Procedure

Changes apply to:

Display Pane

Click in the Transparency column for the component and select Change Transparency.

The active display state.

context toolbar

Click or right-click the component, and select Change Transparency .

The active display state.

toolbar

Select the component, then click Change Transparency art\ASM-SHOW.gif (Assembly toolbar).

The active display state.

Other tasks you can perform with component visibility:

  • Temporarily isolate selected components.

Related Topics

Display States in Assemblies

 



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