SolidWorks: Hiding Features of Assembly in Drawing

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
I am creating a set of drawings that describes the welding and machining process of an assembly.  The parts all get welded together and then there are some holes that get machined after all the welding is done.  How do I hide these holes so they are not visible in the drawing views describing welding.  Do I have to use the "Hide Edge" option that is available after right clicking?  Why can't I go into the design tree on the left, right click on the feature that I want to hide and click "Hide Feature"?  

PS.  I am using SolidWorks 2005

Question by:kgerb
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    Accepted Solution

    You cannot go to the design tree on the left to do this.
    The design tree in this case is for easy access to individually hide/show the hidden edges of the part.

    1. Right-click & select hide as you are doing, or
    2. Create a new configuration with the "holes" suppressed, and then change the drawing view reference (right-click dwg view - properties) to the "suppressed hole" configuration.
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    Author Comment

    I used the configuration method and it worked great.

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