Solid Edge Options --> Assembly Tab. Towards the bottom "Dim surrounding components when..."
Try the View tab. That's where it is in ST8.
I meant the assembly category, like you show. But my options are more extensive and better grouped. I assume this was ST8 -- I am using ST9 :-) (we started ST9 builds back in June).
While some people like the dimming others don't OR at times when they are modeling/reviewing the ASM would like to turn it off.
We have added an option in ST9 to turn this behavior off so the parts no longer dim when the ASM relationship is selected.
Thank alot for geting my hopes up dan... I was hoping they add this in 8 instead your waing to 9. i guess as long as we get it