In draft, is there a better way to shade some particular parts out of an assembly drawing view than using the "fill" tool, to put emphase on those more significant parts? The remaining parts have to be visible but not shaded.
Sure is, the way I do it is, have a shaded view of the assembly, edit the view properties, on the display tab, using CTRL + selecting the part[s] to un-highlight [should automatically all be highlighted] what you want to show, then un-check the "show" option.....this should then NOT display all of the highlighted parts in the selection set.
I see what your trying to do there. My only other suggestion closer to this, would be to change the display of all select set [less the un-selected parts to remain shaded] parts to be set to "Display as Reference"....