Hide and Show Bodies

With multibody parts, you can hide or show surface or solid bodies using View > Hide/Show Bodies.

To hide and show bodies:

  1. Open a document containing multiple surface or solid bodies.
  2. Click View > Hide/Show Bodies.
  3. In the PropertyManager, under Hidden Bodies, select bodies in the graphics area for Surface/Solid Bodies .
    When you select a body, it becomes translucent in the graphics area.

  4. Click .
    The entities you selected remain hidden.

  5. To preview hidden bodies, in the FeatureManager design tree, do one of the following:
    • To preview a single hidden body, select the body.
    • To preview multiple hidden bodies, press Shift or Ctrl and select the bodies.
    • To remove the preview, click in the graphics area to deselect the body.
    In the graphics area, the body appears as transparent.
  6. Click View > Hide/Show Bodies again to open the PropertyManager.
  7. Select the translucent bodies in the graphics area. You can select some or all of the translucent bodies.
  8. Click .
    The translucent entities you selected are visible again.

    You can also use the shortcut menu to hide a surface without using the PropertyManager to preview the entities you select. To show the hidden surface again, click View > Hide/Show Bodies , select the translucent bodies in the graphics area and click .

    You can still select from the FeatureManager design tree to Hide or Show, but it does not open the PropertyManager or display the model in a translucent state.