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Cadmanto
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Component Visibility States in Drawings

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02-18-2013 08:28 AM

Does anyone know why the visibility cannot be toggled on/off in drawings?  Why the visibility selection is greyed out?

Specifically when it comes to patterns.

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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-18-2013 08:51 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

works for assemblies in 2011.   You have to expand the pattern and select the actual part, not the "Element:x" entry.

 

visibility-options.png

 

 

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mpatchus
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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-18-2013 09:06 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Check your view properties.

If the view Representation is set to ASSOCIATIVE, you cannot change the visibility of components in the view.

 

View Associative.JPG

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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-18-2013 10:34 AM in reply to: ampster

Yes, it works in my 2012 assembly as well.  I am talking about in the drawing.  :smileyhappy:

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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-18-2013 10:36 AM in reply to: mpatchus

Yes, you are right.  I forgot about the associativity selection for it being greyed out.

But, why can't you select the patterns to change the visibility?

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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-18-2013 12:03 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

That screenshot is from the drawing :smileywink:

 

my bad for cutting off the top!

 

visibility-options-full.png

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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-18-2013 12:58 PM in reply to: ampster

Oh, no problomo!!!  :smileytongue:

 

I can do that as well.  Meaning treeing out the pattern to show the individual components and turning off the visibility there.  Now why can't you just turn off the visibility of the entire pattern?  I have a case where my assembly has a bunch of patterns and to do the individual components is time consuming.  It would be worlds easier to just turn off the pattern.

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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-18-2013 01:13 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

Entire patterns, ahhh!  Good question!

 

And another mistake I made early this morning was overlooking "component" patterns and just assumed "patterns" hence the reason I added "assemblies" to my 1st post!

 

Was lacking caffeine this morning!

 

If it helps, you can expand all the components (have to actually), then highlight the 1st component then press and hold the ctrl key while clicking on the last component.  This will highlight all components and allow you to turn vis off.

 

Still, too much work to do that!

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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-18-2013 01:23 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

Create a new representation View in the assembly file where you hide the patterns and then change in the drawing your view to the special made Representation view.

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Re: Component Visibility States in Drawings

02-25-2013 08:06 AM in reply to: ampster

How is your caffine level today?  :smileyvery-happy:

 

I could do that and I know that is a way to do it, but it is a pain and very time consuming when you have hundreds of (specifically) hardware parts.

Like I said, it would be a whole lot simpler to do it at the parent pattern level.

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Scott McFadden
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