This what can be hidden in the tree:
You can also create folders in the tree and move items into it.
These can't be hidden, but they'll make things less visible without smashing things.
yeah, i selected HIDE for Mate References folders in the Feature Manager,
but it doesn't appear to be working?
shift-c is the default keyboard shortcut to collapse the tree display.
yes, and select * from number pad, while selecting the top level parent part will expand all.
i don't want to collapse all because i need to find all the (children) parts
that need to be selected to Exclude from bill of materials
for exploded views.
so expand all makes it faster and easier to see everything and be able
to select groups of items all at once.
ok - this doesn't get you all the way there, but you may like it:
i love it, SET TO LIGHTWEIGHT and selecting HIERARCHY ONLY, works nicely!
now,,,, i wonder why some of the items still show mates under,
not everything goes to lightweight? not everything goes to show hierarchy only?
and big bummer, i just tried to select a large group of items and selected
Exclude from bill of materials
,,,,but that made SW crash.
If you could explain why you want to hide those items we might be able to suggest an alternative workflow.
i just want to reduce the tree to the minimum, only showing components,
so that when I expand the entire tree,
so that I can go thru it all and as quickly and efficiently as possible:
many many parts.
If you can quickly hide the components you want to exclude, you can then use 'Select Hidden' and exclude them all at once. To quickly hide, you can use a variety of options such as Window/Lasso selection, the Hover/<TAB> method, etc.
If all these parts have something in common (size, weight, material, custom property), use Advanced Selection:
"Mate References" is a feature inserted into Parts that allows them to snap into place when inserted into an Assembly under some circumstances. For example, I have mate references in Bolts, where the intersection of the head with the body will snap to Coincident and Concentric with a hole in another Part.
That's the folder it's referring to that can be hidden. There isn't any way to hide the actual Mates folder in Assemblies.
i'm trying to have an indented BOM that
Exclude from bill of materials (from Component Properties)
for many many parts that need to be omitted from BOM.
About the closest you can get (as far as I know) is to swap between "View Features" and "View Mates and Dependencies".
"View Features" drops the mates into a folder and allows the features to reside directly under the component in the tree.
"View Mates and Dependencies" drops all the features into a folder and allows the mates to reside directly under the component in the tree
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