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- [Instructor] In this video, I'm gonna show you how to use the Tab key to hide and show components within an assembly. It's pretty straightforward and easy to use. Go ahead and just click on the component you'd like to get rid of, hover over it and just go ahead and hit Tab on your keyboard and notice it just disappears. Same thing with other components, just hit Tab. You actually don't even need to click on them, just hover over the component and hit Tab, you can easily just remove components just this easily by just hovering over them and hitting Tab. Now if you want to bring those back, you basically need to hover over where you think that component is.
So click on Shift and then Tab, and it's gonna go ahead and bring that right back. Now, over here you can see we do have this other piece that looks like this little black can here, let's hover over there, hit Shift + Tab and bring that back. Inside of there we know we do have one of these little cones. Let's hover over it and hit Shift + Tab to bring that back. And of course, we do have lids for all these, as well, so go ahead and Shift + Tab over the lid. Over here, let's bring this back, let's bring this back, one more time. There is the lid. And there is the cup and there is the lid. So just that easily you're able to use the Tab key to hide components, and if you hit Shift + Tab and hover over where you think the component was, that should bring the component right back.
So if you're working with a bigger assembly and you're just trying to get some things out of the way, it's a really quick and easy way to do that. Let me show you one more thing, though, before we go. Let's go ahead and just go and click on Tab right here to hide that component. Let's do the same thing over here. Now if you look into these individual assemblies over here, you can actually open them up and you can see what components are where. You can do the same exact thing just by clicking over here and clicking on Hide Component. Notice this one hides this one over here. Now you can do that interchangeably. So we do have a hidden component. It shows up over here with a different type of icon, it's just a black and white icon versus the yellow shaded.
Now you can come over here and just hover over where you think this one was, hit Shift + Tab and that'll bring that right back. It's the same, exact functionality, whether you're using Shift + Tab or just Tab to hide the component, or just going over to the icon and clicking on Show or Hide. So definitely try that out with your next big assembly.