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Finding Surfaces in my assembly

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11-09-2012 11:46 AM

Hello fellow Inventor users

 

I am working with an assembly that has a mixture of Solids and Surfaces. The surfaces are a problem

because when I generate a drawing, the surfaces hides details that I want shown.  I want to uncheck

their visibility however if I take my curser and hover over the surface or edge of the surface on my assembly,

I get no response. I have to go to the parts tree, expand each part, look for surfaces to see if its the one I am

looking for to turn off. I know there must be an easier way that I don't know about. Does anyone have any

suggestions? Any tip is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Randall

 

Inventor 2013,  Windows 7

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Cadmanto
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Re: Finding Surfaces in my assembly

11-09-2012 11:51 AM in reply to: rgraham817

Try using these tools to see if you can select items better.

select.JPG

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Scott McFadden
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(Colossians 3:23-25)

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Re: Finding Surfaces in my assembly

11-09-2012 12:14 PM in reply to: rgraham817

Thanks. I tried the filter for surfaces and faces and it worked. I was trying several of the filters and  I don't know what I did but when I went back and tried finding the surface in the browser, I got an error message "Selected Object

could not be found in the Browser. It may be filtered off." How do I clear the filter selector?

Sorry for being a pain.

Sincerely

Randall

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Re: Finding Surfaces in my assembly

11-09-2012 12:37 PM in reply to: rgraham817

Select "Component Priority" at the top of the list.  That is the default one.

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Scott McFadden
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(Colossians 3:23-25)

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Re: Finding Surfaces in my assembly

11-09-2012 12:52 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

Thanks Scott

 

That did the trick.

 

Very Respectfully

 

Randall

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Re: Finding Surfaces in my assembly

11-09-2012 01:33 PM in reply to: rgraham817

Awesome.  Glad I was able to help.

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Scott McFadden
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