-create an assembly
-add some different parts
-make a design view and make it active
-turn off visibility of a part
-lock the design view
-double-click the invisible part in the browser to activate in-place editing
The part is now visible! This is very frustrating because I use in-place editing very frequently and this totally screws up my design views. It is also hard to remember to switch to the None design view before doing any in-place editing.
When you double click on the part in the browser, you are making it active. In which to edit that part it has to be visible and at the same time you are in the IAM. This is no bug.
If you wish to edit that part and maintain the visibility in your IAM, you will need to RMC and Open. You will not maintain visibility if you are activating parts in your IAM.
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>In which to edit that part it has to be visible and at the same time you are in the IAM.
sure that is true, the bug is that when you return from in-place editing, the part should be made invisible to honor the design rep. Now it is possible to edit locked design reps just by in-place editing, then return.
>When you made that part active you changed the Design Rep
yes, but it shouldn't have IMHO. the design rep is defined at the assembly level and shouldn't be affected by activating parts for in-place editing.
>If your design intent is to edit parts you should have a different design rep for that purpose.
yes, but you can still see it in the handy assembly browser. Many of my assemblies are driven by a master sketch, which needs to be edited as the design progresses. The "Default" design view has the part with master sketch not visible. However, it is MUCH easier for me to work in the Default design rep and just in-place edit the master sketch (by double-clicking it in the browser), than to be constantly switching reps when I am editing parts, or to Open the master sketch part and edit it without being about to view the main assembly at the same time (or have to mess with tiling windows).
>As for the in-place editing, what do you want to edit?
I have to agree with Josh. It should be temporary. When I am done editing it should honor the rep.
Along the same line.
When I turn the visibility of a sub assembly off in a top level assembly, then back on I expect it to honor the design view rep I have assigned to it. I know I can expand it in the browser and activate the rep but that shouldn't be necessary.