Hi, SW 2016.
Is there a way to hide exploded view connection lines in a detail. I have an exploded view and added a detail view C, there are connection lines in the detail view that I would like to remove. Thanks.
I'm not sure.
Right-click on the line, select the Hide command. Did you try?
Thanks, tried that. You can not select the line.
Hrmmm. I tried using a display state back at the assembly level....but Display states don't work with explode line sketches at all.
If you are in SW 2018, and you use the Smart Explode Line, you can dissolve it. 2018 SOLIDWORKS Help - Dissolving Smart Explode Lines
However, I don't know if that turns it into a regular explode line sketch or not (I am on 2017), which means that you might be right back where you started.
According to this post, way back in SW 2011 SP4, explode line sketches didn't show up in details views....however, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
The only way that I can think of to hide them in that detail view is to convert the view to a sketch and then delete them. However, you now lose all ability to update the view.
You may be stuck with them.
Sounds like a great thing to add to this thread by Rob Edwards : TTL L'esprit de l'escalier - getting ready for 2020
This is not currently possible and there is an enhancement request already for this (SPR-889874). What you can do however, is copy and past the exploded configuration and delete the explode lines off that. Then you can place another exploded view into your drawing off to the side and you can make a detail view of that instead. Annoying I know, but it seems to be the best way and still only takes a few minutes.
I had the same issue when I was re-doing someone else's old drawing for an update. The explode lines were not necessary in the detail views and looked messy. For my specific assembly there was an upper and lower layer, what I ended up doing was making 3 different exploded views one for both layers, then one for the upper and lower separately. I didn't delete any parts, I just lifted the upper layer out of the way then cropped the model view in the drawing so it wasn't visible. This let me adjust the scale for each half independently, which I found useful. Also a right click on your explode name then F2 key allows you to rename, without that my explodes were named "copy of copy of copy of explode one" it was ridiculous.
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