How to quickly show ALL hidden components in your SOLIDWORKS assembly

Article by Jamie Hill, CSWE updated May 11, 2018


Have you ever gotten a little trigger happy with suppressing components in your assembly? It can be tedious sometimes to make certain that all the components are turned back to a visible state once you’ve done what you needed to do.

Either you used CTRL + SHIFT + TAB to show all hidden components, then have to re-select them all in the graphic area. Or, you would go hunting through the feature tree sub-assembly by sub-assembly to select the components, right? Wrong!

Show with Dependents” quickly and easily shows all hidden components whether they are a top level component or buried four tiers deep.

Show with dependents - hidden components

Show with dependents

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Jamie Hill, CSWE

Jamie is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert working in the Javelin Oakville, Ontario, Canada office.