Sneak Peek 2016: Toggling the Visibility of Bodies or Components

Every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product, and last year, a new tradition was born here on the Blogs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a Sneak Peek at 15 new features here on the SOLIDWORKS Blog, and then we’ll be following them up with short, detailed videos on the functionality over on the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog beginning September 23rd. Until then, you can learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking the banner above and checking out the Launch Site.

Sneak Peek: Toggling the Visibility of Bodies or Components

 

Toggling the Visibility of Bodies or Components

You can toggle the visibility of solid and surface bodies by moving the pointer over the body in the graphics area and clicking Tab to hide or Shift + Tab to show. These keyboard shortcuts have been available for components in assemblies and are now available for bodies in parts. In addition, you can show one or more hidden bodies or components by moving the pointer to the graphics area, and pressing and holding Ctrl + Shift + Tab. Hidden bodies or components will temporarily display as transparent and can be changed to show by clicking them.

If you want to see more of the 15 Features Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016 blog series, you can check in on the announcement post from August 3, 2015 where we will be updating and adding links to each of these posts as they go live. Thanks for reading!

Rachel Diane York

Rachel Diane York

Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS
I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS as well as presented at many user group events. In my spare time I enjoy: billiards, reading, and playing video games. Please feel free to reach out!
Rachel Diane York
Rachel Diane York