The power of Display States in SolidWorks 2010

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated July 29, 2010


Johnny Eberle was asking in the SolidWorks Forum:

I am trying to create a view of just one part of weldment with a few other parts, which are modeled in an assembly.  I can’t figure out how to isolate the few components that I need to show. Any ideas?

Fortunately, new in SolidWorks 2010 are Display States at part level. One of the advantages of this new functionality is controlling the body visibility of any component at the assembly level. When you combine display states at the part level and at the assembly level, you have full control on drawing views, as is demonstrated by this video (no audio provided):

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.