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Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

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12-23-2013 09:51 AM

I have an assembly I'm working in, and it would be helpful to hide some of them because I'm still adding parts to it, and I cannot see. When I turn off visibility to some of the parts, I get a dialogue asking if I wish to remove associativity. This is because I'm driving the location of some holes off of other parts in the assembly. Is there no way to hide some of these components without removing the associativity? I just want to be able to see inside of here, not get rid of the components altogether.

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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 10:24 AM in reply to: chad38

Did you look in to creating levels of detail?  Or maybe creating an iassembly factory file.

 

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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 10:31 AM in reply to: chad38
Or View-Reps as well as the mentioned LOD's. LOD's are primarily used to reduce the memory footprint. If you structure your View-Reps/LOD's they can also be used in your drawings as well.
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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 10:38 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Yes, I have created an additional level of detail, however this doesn't seem to change whether or not hiding a component results in it wanting me to remove associativity. This is the first major assembly I've put together in inventor, so perhaps I'm not getting something about this. But I have a new level of detail active and it won't let me hide some things without removing associativity.

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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 10:57 AM in reply to: chad38

Okay, now I tried suppressing the components instead of turning off visibility and I didn't get the same or any dialogue about associativity. Would suppressing these components be an acceptible way of achieving what I'm looking for? Is there any problems that may arise if I suppress them?

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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 11:03 AM in reply to: chad38
I just tried using the "Supress" in a View-Rep with items that are adaptive to other parts. Suppressing the other parts didn't post any message about Adaptive
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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 11:08 AM in reply to: chad38
Suppress is all I ever use.
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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 11:11 AM in reply to: blair

So am I to understand that "suppressing" a component in an assembly doesn't affect the assembly in the same way that suppressing a feature does in the part?

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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 11:21 AM in reply to: chad38

It depends on your definition of acceptible.  I also suggested creating a factory file which can kind of sorta do the asme thing with out having to create LOD's.  You can suppress these components within the factory table and control everything there.  This would give you the same end result without creating an LOD.

 

 

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Re: Having a difficult time hiding components within an assembly

12-23-2013 11:24 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Acceptible as in I only wish to be able to see inside of my assembly, but I don't want this to affect the assembly in any way other that me being able to hide the component, as in hide it so I can see past it.

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