BMiller, You are correct.
I tried your exact descriptions of the issue in both 2010 and 2011. Personally, I'd never be detailing two subassemblies in one IDW. My recommendations have always been 1 part = 1 drawing, 1 subassembly one = drawing, 1 top level assembly = 1 drawing. It simplifies everything.
I suppose if you want to detail the entire kitchen in one IDW, then you need to make workarounds to get what you want.
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Thanks for all the help BMiller and Dennis. Looks like you cannot control visibility or suppression of welds with a design rep or LOD in both INV 2010 & 2011. I'm going to go with BMiller's suggestion to demote the necessary parts into a sub-assy.
I would be nice to control the visibility of these welds with design reps and.or LOD. The entire weldment that I show in my assemby is one complete unit (one weldment). No reason to create a sub-assembly to be able to isolate parts and welds just to be able to create a drawing view. Seems silly to have to create a seperate file just to show a drawing view.
This would definitely be a wish list item for me!
Thanks again for all your help!
I am using Inventor 2013 and there is still this silly thing, that I should create subassemblies to switch visibility for individual welds.
I really hope that it would be an upgrade in Inventor 14