I'm sure there is alot out on the web about trying to hide the relation icons that automatically appear when trying to pick an entity but nothing that I've read successfully works consistently. My main annoyance is when using the Hole Wizard. In order to fully define a linear pattern (for instance), I need to dimension vertically between two holes in the pattern below then make give both of them a vertical relation. I usually don't have an issue with holes, but now I have slots and simply cannot get them pattern fully defined. I have relations turned off in the HUD. I've even gone as far as suppressing the relation but now it turns black and I still cannot pick the slot centerpoint beneath the icon to dimension. These icons just appear when trying to do stuff and you cannot pick the sketch points beneath them unless I'm missing something. I'm on SW2015. I tried using filters but had no work either. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
P.S. I have undefined points in a sketch set to the purple color instead of the default blue. Basically I cannot add relations to entities once the relation icon covers up the defining point to select it)
Can dimension vertically between holes:
But now when I try to give both of them a vertical relation, I cannot pick the centerpoints cuz the software picks the pattern relation icons instead since they appear once I select the first hole (I cannot select the first hole but while holding ctrl and select the 2nd hole, the pattern icons appear so the second slot centerpoint cannot be selected):