Learn about showing and hiding items from the BOM.
- [Presenter] On the exam, we might be asked to identify hidden components in an assembly. Now you can see here we have an assembly on a drawing, and there's actually several components that have been hidden, and so we need to go ahead and find where those are. So over here, if I click on the sheet format, and click on the drawing view, and click on the tool down there, you can see over here there's actually several components here that are shown up, that are in the hidden state. Now if you want to go back to that assembly, we can go ahead and turn those back on. So I can click here on the assembly itself and go ahead and click on "open part", or open the assemblies; go ahead and open up that assembly.
Now over here on the left, you can see all the components that have been hidden. There's also a pretty cool tool up here under "assembly" called "show hidden components". Go ahead and click on that one there. And that going to go ahead and show everything that is currently hidden, which is a pretty handy thing to do. Let's go ahead and exit out of that, and then come back over here and show these components. Let's go ahead and show you, show this one over here, and this one over here. So we can easily show those components. Now of course if we go back to that drawing, there it is, all the components have been shown. Now if you click on one of these items, or you want to get rid of it or hide it, we also have the option to do that right now.
So I can either come up here to "show/hide edges", is one way to do that if I want to change the way it looked, or if I click over here on the left hand side, I can click on that link. Right-click on it and say "show/hide", and go ahead and hide that component. Now you don't see it. Notice the icon doesn't change over here though, so more than likely that's the condition you're going to be in when you open a drawing. You're not going to have a hidden component; it's just not going to be shown. You might need to just hover over it and then actually show that component, and identify which ones are hidden or shown in the assembly, and that's probably going to be the answer to the question on the exam.
Hopefully this helps. That's show/hide components in an assembly.
- Downloading the testing software
- Working with drawing views
- Accessing data in the bill of materials
- Using equations with BOM data
- Importing model items
- Creating complex views
- Sample exam questions and answers