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Display States and Configurations in Parts

Display states let you specify different hide/show states, appearances, display modes, and transparencies for a part. Configurations let you create different versions of the part that change the physical aspects of the part.

Display States

Use display states to show different hide/show states, appearances, display modes, and transparencies for features and bodies in a part. The physical features of the part are the same from one display state to another. For example, you might use display states to:

  • Hide some bodies in a multibody part while you work on others.
  • Display several related features or bodies in the same color.
  • Set some features to transparent to make it easier to see other features.


Appearances that highlight mirrored flanges Transparent flange that makes it easier to see a cut extrude


Use configurations to create different versions of a part. Features are different from one configuration to another. For example, you might create:

  • A simplified configuration with some features suppressed.
  • Multiple configurations that have different sizes of the same feature.
  • Configurations that use different materials.


Suppressed features Modified edge flanges Application of a different material
You can link display states to specific configurations:

Simplified configuration linked to display state

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