I haven't used display states at this point so i end making up building multiple models of one part to display different operations in the machining process. Is there an easier way?
It's difficult to say without seeing the model, but I'm pretty sure there's a better alternative to multiple models. If display states don't work then configurations almost certainly will. Display states are typically used to hide bodies or change colors for different views, while configurations are for suppressing features or changing values. Since you said you want to show different stages of the machining process I suspect configurations will be your best option.
Display state hide and show parts, not suppress. I think it can change appearance.
It cannot change mates, ie can't move parts from one location to another.
I used display state to show welding stages.
I used config to show different position in assembly.
Also used config to suppress and simplify parts for sim.
Both answers are very helpful. Thank you. I have better grasp of what capabilities this feature offers. I will spend some time practicing.
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