I often run across a situation where I have a purchased part that is modified. Example, a nylon rack that must be cut to length. I like to show the modified part and then overlay the stock part with thin phantom lines to better show the modification. There is alternate assembly view which only works for an assembly in an assembly drawing. The only way to show my "alternate" part geometry in my part drawing is to place a second view. Then painstakingly pick each and every line and change the thickness to be the thinnest possible, then the type to be phantom lines. Can't change the line thickness and type in the options because that does the entire document. I just need to change one view so I can overlay it.
This changes the entire sheet. I can't be the only person who does this. I could place a configuration of just the part, with an alternate configuration showing the part in it's stock form. Then place a view of the part using the assembly configuration. If you have several modified purchase parts like this in one assembly, then you end up with a lot of assembly configurations just to be used a view a the part drawing. Seems like a waste of resources to have part view configurations filling up you assembly configuration tree.