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Justin_Desilva
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Help - How can I select and hide a surfaces or bodies in the workspace?

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09-12-2012 05:20 PM

I understand how to select and hide surfaces and bodies using the model tree, but this isn't useful when my part has 50+ surfaces and solids and I'm forced to hover over each surface or body until the surface or body I want to hide is highlighted. This is possible using Soildworks but why not Inventor?

Shift RMB

Change your selection filter to Bodies.

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JDMather
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Re: Help - How can I select and hide a surfaces or bodies in the workspace?

09-12-2012 05:47 PM in reply to: Justin_Desilva

Don't you have a folder at the top of the browser that says Surface Bodies?

Can't you right click on the folder and unselect Visibilty?

How is this different than SWx?

 

Can  you roll up the EOP and attach the file here?

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Re: Help - How can I select and hide a surfaces or bodies in the workspace?

09-12-2012 06:06 PM in reply to: JDMather

I can select and hide both sufaces and solids in the manager tree folders, but what I'd like to do is select a surface or solid in the viewport, right click, and select hide.

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Re: Help - How can I select and hide a surfaces or bodies in the workspace?

09-12-2012 06:17 PM in reply to: Justin_Desilva

Shift RMB

Change your selection filter to Bodies.

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Re: Help - How can I select and hide a surfaces or bodies in the workspace?

09-12-2012 06:25 PM in reply to: JDMather

Can you tell me where the selection filter option is?

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Justin_Desilva
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Re: Help - How can I select and hide a surfaces or bodies in the workspace?

09-12-2012 06:29 PM in reply to: Justin_Desilva

I understand now. Hold shift, then right click, then select Select Bodies.

 

Sorry everyone, for some reason I was not able to take a screen capture.

 

Thanks JD.

 

 

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Re: Help - How can I select and hide a surfaces or bodies in the workspace?

09-13-2012 04:16 AM in reply to: Justin_Desilva

There is also an icon for setting selection filters in the upper left area of the screen.

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