Show/Hide Other Kinematic and Sketch elements

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Show/Hide Other Kinematic and Sketch elements

Visibility toolbar > Show Other Kinematic and Sketch elements (Global Switch)

Switches to control the visibility of Kinematic-elements and Sketch-elements that are in the active and other Mechanism-Editors.

Global Switch

MD-Icon-Visibility-Other Mech-SHOW

Visibility toolbar > Show other Kinematic and Sketch elements : ON

MD-Icon-Visibility-Other Mechs-HIDE

Visibility toolbar > Show other Kinematic and Sketch elements : OFF

Light-Bulb Switch

Each Mechanism-Editor has a Light-bulb.

MD-Lightbulb-ShowMechanism

Mechanism name-tab : light-bulb switch : ON

MD-Lightbulb-HideMechanism

Mechanism name-tab : light-bulb switch : OFF

MD-Showbackground

To turn a Light-bulb switch to on MD-Lightbulb-ShowMechanism :

1.Right-click on the name-tab of any Mechanism-Editor

2.Click Show with "other kinematic and sketch elements".

When the Global Switch is ON...

... you will see those Kinematic-elements and Sketch-Elements that are in the active and also each Mechanism-Editor that has its Light-Bulb ON.


Example

Normal Visibility

MD-GA-SketchinMechanismNOShow

 

Visibility Toolbar > Show other Kinematic and Sketch elements is OFF

 

Kinematic and Sketch-Elements of other Mechanism-Editors.

MD-GA-SketchinMechanismShow

Visibility Toolbar > Show with other kinematic and sketch elements is ON

Red-14-1b A Part-Symbol in a different Mechanism-Editor with its Light-Bulb ON

Red-14-2 A Line or CAD-Line  in a different Mechanism-Editor with its Light-Bulb ON

 

 

 

TOP-TIP :

To Identify Parts

Single-Click a Part-Outline (or Joint, or CAD-Line) to identify in the Selection-Window and Assembly-Tree the name of the Part (or Joint, or CAD-Line) and the Mechanism-Editor to which it is a child.

Single-Click a sketch-element to identify in the Selection-Window the name of the sketch-element and to which Part the sketch-element is a child.

To Jump-to Mechanism-Editors

Double-Click a Part-Outline or sketch-element to jump to the Mechanism-Editor in which the Part or sketch-element is a child.

See also:

Colors: To change the color of other kinematic and sketch elements:

Edit menu > Application-Settings > Graphics tab > Graphic Options | Background Sketch