Is it possible to filter and show all the suppressed and / or hidden parts in an assembly?
You mean besides treeing out the display states and the sub assemblies?
Use the power of Assembly Visualization
That doesnt show suppressed parts and it doesnt give you a list of just hidden or just suppressed parts.
What do you mean by treeing out the display states and sub assemblies?
What would be ideal is a way to filter all suppressed part. Just like if I put in 99900 it will filter out all parts with 99900 and give me a list.
When you hit the "+" next to the assembly and this symbol at the top right of the feature manager.
Well, thats a way to identify suppressed parts but not very practical if I have 3,000 parts in my assembly
No that doesn't make sense.
Look at this filter command located at the top of the feature manager
which looking at the help file seems to do what you are asking.
That option only removes the suppressed and hidden parts from the feature tree, it does not filter it to show ONLY the suppressed and/or hidden parts.
What I am looking for is a way to show only the hidden and / or suppressed parts.
Feature Tree contains these parts:
I only want to see a list of suppressed
Here is a macro that you can try - it was written some time ago and may be of help to you. (And the hidden parts version also.)
I just tried it on my Win 7 64 bit machine and I find that the call to grab the bitmap preview will not work on a 64 bit mchine. So commenting out that line will let it work, although at that point you won't get a preview of each suppressed part, only the list and the ability to unsuppress it or delete it.
The other shortcoming of this macro is that you get a list of the parts and no indication of where they are in the model. So sometimes you won't know "which" one is suppressed. So see if it helps do what you want to do.
I know it's quite an old post, but I was searching for the same thing and I figured out a workaround and that might help other folks so:
-If you right click in a empty spot in your assembly model space (without anything selected) you will find a selection tool drop-down menu in which you can select "Select Suppressed". It selects, within the Design Tree, all the suppressed items.
-Now right click on any of the suppressed components and select "Add to Favorites". It will send your selection to the favorite folder in your tree. It's like a "Suppressed filter".
Now since SolidWorks doesn't highlight suppressed components when selected, I suggest creating keyboard shortcuts for the Suppress and Unsuppress commands. It makes searching for components a little less annoying if you have many instance of the same part suppressed.
This is super helpful and a hidden gem. Thank you very much.
in addition to the "select hidden" you can save the selection set and view all those parts
You can't do this for suppressed though as the reference in the set dangles
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