Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I wish we had a function similiar like that. To be able to switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden. A simple button to invert the display: what was shown is now hidden and what was hidden is shown now.

That would be very usefull in bigger assemblies.

 

Someone agree with that?

 

Regards,

Carsten Oestmann 

31 REPLIES

Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Phenom
Phenom
I do remember to have used a similar function (i'm not sure in what CAD was it). The purpose was to graphically select the parts to show from the hidden ones.

The work flow would be:
- revert show-hidden parts (or maybe make the visible one transparent)
- select the parts to show
- revert back the view and keep the selected ones visible.

Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

Yes, this should be very useful to handling large assy.

"Other software" calls this as "Show hidden components." video

 

 

BR,

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Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Phenom
Phenom

CATIA has 'Show' and 'No-Show'. They are like 2 seperate view configs.

You can put things into no-show to hide them, but then switch over to 'no-show' to see just the hidden parts.

You then move parts back to 'show' and swtch back to the 'show' view to see them.

Confused ????

Me too, on many occasions.

 

Thinking about it, this may have just been in a part, for hiding construction, other bodies etc.

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Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

This is the corresponding ER: 7536102

 

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thanks, regards

Carsten Oestmann 

Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Pioneer
Pioneer

I agree this would be a useful function. I sometimes use Catia V5 and it has this function, as mentioned previously, in the assembly environment. It can get difficult to navigate though, because the 'No-show' has all planes, sketches etc. that have been hidden and all of that in a large assembly can be a lot of clutter.

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Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Imageware surfacer worked this way for segmenting point clouds. I think it was called invert selection. It worked well for that application.

 

Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Phenom
Phenom

The Show/Hide Components macro shows and hides components.

It is free but I will appreciate feedback - please inform if it worked for your assemblies.

Thank you.

 

~Tushar Suradkar

www.CADVertex.com

 

Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Phenom
Phenom
Cool my Friend! This will be my favorite macro from your collection. Thanks for your efforts!

BR,
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Re: Switch the display between what is shown and what is hidden

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Tushar!

 

Thats exactly what I want. I allready created such a makro like this. But in big assemblies, where you specialy need it, it took to long to invert the display :-(

 

i.e. assembly with 12000 items (~2000 uniqe of them) = 5 minutes to invert....

 

Performance lag with the API :-/

 

So I prefer a build in solution.