I tried to use LOD's in just this way. It doesn't work. I sent the case to Autodesk Support, and after they tested my files to see exactly what was going on, they gave this response:
Hi Cameron, I’ve heard back from the development group and it is normal for what you are seeing. When a view is changed it automatically deletes annotations no longer connected. There is one exception. That is when View representation is used. It will remove the annotation like the dimension and balloons when there components are suppressed in a view representation. They will return when a different or original view representation is restored. I hope that explains what you’re seeing and happening. Regards, Charlie Mercer Product Support Specialist Manchester, NH, USA www.autodesk.com
I know that LOD's were originally intended to be used for system resource management, but what about this:
Manually suppressing a part does not affect the quantities in the BOM (unless you suppress all occurrences of a part, then the line disappears). However, using iLogic to suppress parts DOES affect the BOM quantites.
Why introduce this functionality if it isn't intended to develop assembly configurations?
What the hell AutoDesk? What's the point of including a tool as powerful and robust as iLogic and then not give us a means to actual do anything with it? I mean, what's the point of an infinately configurable form driven model that can't be drawn and detailed properly?
"Am I really the only person that uses component suppression for something other than simplifying large assemblies?"
Hi Mike, looks like you are not the only one struggling with this issue! I also build up my assebly using iLogic and LOD to
If you find solution or work around this issue could please let me know.
I've never found an appropriate solution. I just try to set up my drawings to best accomadate the most common scenarios and am forced listen to my users complain about having to clean up layout drawings.
No but it helps (in my opinion) if you make sure this option is checked:
Also, I avoid using suppression now for new automation projects.