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Selecting Hidden Components in the Graphics Area

You can temporarily toggle the display of hidden components, to enable you to graphically select hidden components that you want to show.

To select hidden components to be shown:

  1. Click Show Hidden Components (Assembly toolbar).

    The Show Hidden dialog box appears. In the graphics area, hidden components are displayed and shown components disappear. The pointer changes to .

  2. In the graphics area, select components you want to show.

    The components you select disappear.

  3. In the dialog box, click Exit Show Hidden.

    The components that were originally shown reappear, along with the components you selected while Show Hidden was active.

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