A large part of my job is creating installation drawings for plants (equipment and catwalks). Usually what I like to provide the installers is a plan view showing the equipment/catwalks with the base pads of the supports visible as hidden lines. If I just turn on hidden lines in a view, then it is too crowded.
However, manually turning on hidden lines for hundreds of base pads (potentially) is a huge time-sink and usually involves going through the browser manually to find them all. What I would like to do is automate the procedure to some extent.
Is there a good way to do this? Usually there is only 4 or 5 different parts in an assembly that I need to have hidden lines for.
One solution might be to make the base pads "reference" parts in the assembly BOM, then adjust your styles to use hidden lines for reference parts.
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