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Part Visibility in Assembly drawings, for illustrating assembly steps

mike_evermanmike_everman Posts: 2Member PRO
I was hoping to see in the recent update the ability to hide selected parts in drawing views.  Maybe next time.  
The limitation has lead to a work-around that has us making subassemblies for every step in a build-up.
A little tedious, but not too bad.  Now, there's a tab for Step 1, Step 2, etc.  which in a roundabout way may help us go paperless on the shop floor.

I still think that visibility should be a feature, though.

Comments

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Posts: 923Moderator, Onshape Employees
    Hi MIke, head on over to the improvement request category in the right and search to see if somebody has requested this. If not please submit your idea. 
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Posts: 1,124Member, OS Professional, Mentor PRO
    I just had the same problem, I was just doing a quick drawing for a Patent and wanted to hide certain parts in the assembly. I found I could achieve what I wanted by using the suppress but I think we definitely need the ability to click a part in the view and hide. Another option maybe a display state or a view state in an assembly or part studio which can be selected in the drawing. 
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
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  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Posts: 611Member, Onshape Employees, Developers
    edited July 28
    @brucebartlett @mike_everman   - Lets just say that we know we need this.
    In the meantime, here is a Technical Briefing on a workflow that would enable you to generate your drawings.



    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eGI0eGWnurkIx50Q0H2KgX1anUChvYZJIPfblu2YoEQ/edit?usp=sharing

    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Posts: 389Member, Developers PRO
    Nice work around, but boy is it complicated :)

    I was thinking about this the last couple days, if you create an improvement request, link it here and you will have my vote
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Posts: 611Member, Onshape Employees, Developers
    edited July 28
    @john_mcclary - as a pro user, please submit a feedback request directly from within Onshape for this and Lou will add your ticket to the story.
    The work is already scheduled :)

    ps - Hey! Quit calling me 'complicated'! ;)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Posts: 389Member, Developers PRO
    @john_mcclary - as a pro user, please submit a feedback request directly from within Onshape for this and Lou will add your ticket to the story.
    The work is already scheduled :)

    ps - Hey! Quit calling me 'complicated'! ;)
    Well if the work is already scheduled then that's good enough for me :)
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Posts: 611Member, Onshape Employees, Developers
    No^^^^ it happens faster/sooner the more people request something (and you get an email when we finish it :)).
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Posts: 389Member, Developers PRO
    edited July 28
    Geez, so complica.... umm I mean you got it boss!  ;)

  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Posts: 611Member, Onshape Employees, Developers
    Excellent :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Posts: 1,124Member, OS Professional, Mentor PRO
    I jumped on the band wagon and submitted my request as well. Look forward to this in the next sprint now ;)

    @philip_thomas I am interested in your method for exploded views too. Do you have an explanation doc for this also? 
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  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Posts: 611Member, Onshape Employees, Developers
    I do, but it's Saturday 5:30am and I am still in bed. 
    You'll just have to wait a bit :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Posts: 611Member, Onshape Employees, Developers
    Ok Bruce - I am up - are you happy? :)

    Here is my Doc on how to do exploded views - i will probably do a webinar on this sometime in August.
    Of course we are going to build a dedicated exploded inside Onshape, but there are still some big projects ahead of that, so in the meantime, check out some of these techniques . . . 



    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UfDWBNfjqr4e5Zuau1QFQn2kgK-QnYGwP2pwG2DK6Vk
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Posts: 1,124Member, OS Professional, Mentor PRO
    Very nice work Philip, I like these explanation docs. I am impressed but you didn't have to get out of bed just to do this for me.

    Now I'll test you, have you got an intelligent workaround to link the Balloons to item numbers?
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Posts: 611Member, Onshape Employees, Developers
    @brucebartlett - I have nothing for the balloons. That said, we are working on it. Please submit an enhancement request to accelerate this project :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • mike_evermanmike_everman Posts: 2Member PRO
    Nice, Philip.  Good workflow.
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