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Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Pioneer
Pioneer

Is there a quicker way in large assemblies to hide all reference planes and origins/coord. systems without going through each instance/part/assembly and turning them off one by one? Show/hide doesn't turn them off when they are on in lower level sub-assemblies/part files. Sometimes I need to take screenshots to review with a customer and they are confusing to non CAD types. Thanks!

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Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello,

 

The best method I have found is to

click the top assembly in the tree 

right click and select expand all

then select everything,  (Click the top hold shift click the bottom)  not good for a large assembly!.

 

then right click on the tree and select show/hide component.

there is then a tick box for coordinate systems, add a tick to off 

it will then hide them all.

 

Unless somebody else has a better method, Then I'm also learning....

 

Regards Kevin

 

 

 

 

Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

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Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

If you right-click on the screen, then select "show/hide all component...." it will take you to a dialogue box with check marks for coordinate systems and reference planes among other items.  

 

That should work.

 

 

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1

Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Genius
Genius

If you have to do it a lot (like me) there is also a possibility to add them to your ribbon. Then you can just click on the button and everything hides (See added pic).. I even placed a shortcut to it and then you can just press a button and it's gone.

 

There are also options to show plane / sketch (not coordinate system) that shows the plane / sketch of selected target.

Sander
The Netherlands
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i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20 GHz / Quadro P4000
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Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

What I do is the following procedure.

 

1, Expand the tree, everything

2, Highlight the bottom part in the list, shift and highlight the top item in list

3. right click one of the parts and show/hide

4. hit the checkmarks to remove planes, coordinates, and skitches.

 

Then you have a clean view of the model.

Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

HI @12GAGE

 

 

but I think this a very complex way to achieve the wanted result.

 

A simply RMB somewhere in free space using the Show/Hide menu will bring You to the same goal but easier and faster.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Some folks must like doing things the roundabout way.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Turn off coordinate systems/planes in large assembly?

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Nice, I learned a faster way of doing it. I had no idea there is an implies "everything selected" when you right click the background.