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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Message 21 of 27 (551 Views)

Re: How do you turn off visibility or suppress welds for use in drawing views

06-14-2010 06:18 PM in reply to: BMiller63

BMiller, You are correct.

 

I tried your exact descriptions of the issue in both 2010 and 2011. Personally, I'd never be detailing two subassemblies in one IDW. My recommendations have always been 1 part = 1 drawing, 1 subassembly one = drawing, 1 top level assembly = 1 drawing. It simplifies everything.

 

I suppose if you want to detail the entire kitchen in one IDW, then you need to make workarounds to get what you want.

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Message 22 of 27 (539 Views)

Re: How do you turn off visibility or suppress welds for use in drawing views

06-15-2010 05:19 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

Thanks for all the help BMiller and Dennis.  Looks like you cannot control visibility or suppression of welds with a design rep or LOD in both INV 2010 & 2011.  I'm going to go with BMiller's suggestion to demote the necessary parts into a sub-assy.

 

I would be nice to control the visibility of these welds with design reps and.or LOD.  The entire weldment that I show in my assemby is one complete unit (one weldment).  No reason to create a sub-assembly to be able to isolate parts and welds just to be able to create a drawing view.  Seems silly to have to create a seperate file just to show a drawing view.

 

This would definitely be a wish list item for me!

 

Thanks again for all your help!

 

John Weiss

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Message 23 of 27 (354 Views)

Re: How do you turn off visibility or suppress welds for use in drawing views

11-08-2012 05:16 AM in reply to: jweiss

I am using Inventor 2013 and there is still this silly thing, that I should create subassemblies to switch visibility for individual welds.

I really hope that it would be an upgrade in Inventor 14

 

 

 

 

Austris Bolmanis

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justincmorse
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Message 24 of 27 (298 Views)

Re: How do you turn off visibility or suppress welds for use in drawing views

01-28-2013 01:22 PM in reply to: ABO/EM

Yep still cannot control weld visibility via a view repsentation in 2013.  That is so frustrating.

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8wr_zj
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Re: How do you turn off visibility or suppress welds for use in drawing views

09-04-2013 02:57 PM in reply to: justincmorse
Does anyone know how to do this in 2014 pro or if it is possible?
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Message 26 of 27 (136 Views)

Re: How do you turn off visibility or suppress welds for use in drawing views

10-17-2013 12:12 PM in reply to: 8wr_zj
TO THE TOP!! HELP PLEASE!!!
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Re: How do you turn off visibility or suppress welds for use in drawing views

10-17-2013 10:17 PM in reply to: 8wr_zj
It is not possible in 14 pro. You still must create sub-assemblies to create individual welds. Pretty silly for 8k EUR soft
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