Tips & Tricks: Controlling Model Tree Visibility in Creo 4.0




Hiding features and components helps you focus on the parts you’re working on, but it hasn’t always been easy to see what was hidden. A simple change in Creo 4.0 shows you at a glance what’s hidden and what’s visible.

Hide or Show a Feature or Component in the Model Tree

Let’s hide some objects to see how it looks:

  1. Select a feature or component in the model tree.
  2. Click the Hide/Show icon, which looks like an eye, in the quick access task bar.

You can also use the Hide/Show icon in the mini toolbar, which looks like this:

 Mini toolbar visibility icon

Visibility button shown in the mini-toolbar

Or use the context (right-click) menu and the Hide command:

 Hide command in right-click menu

Hide command shown in the right-click menu

The name of the hidden object is now shown in gray.

 Hidden appears in gray in the model tree

Model tree now shows hidden object grayed out.

Hiding a component makes it disappear in the graphics area and appear gray in the model tree.

Repeat the steps to make the object visible again.

Hide or Show a Feature or Component in the Graphics Area

Now you can try hiding a feature in the graphics area. It’s basically the same process as in the model tree, except you click on the 3D representation of the object instead of its name.

  1. Right-click a feature or component in the graphics area.
  2. Click the Hide/Show icon, which looks like an eye, in the quick access task bar.

The object will disappear, and its name will be shown in gray in the model tree. Follow the steps in the model tree to make it visible again.

Watch the Demo

You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.

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