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