Components, Structure and visibility


#1

Hi ,

i am modeling a wooden stair. I have created a general component called STAIRS inside which I have 2 components for the strings, 12 components for the treads inside which i have a component for the nose.
So I have to deal with 2 generations of components:

The hierarchy looks like that
Family 1: Component STAIR/
Family 2 ( inside component STAIR): component STRING and component THREAD
Family 3 (inside component THREAD): component NOSE

I have now diffilculty to create scenes of the NOSE isolated from the rest of the model. It seems that I cannot hide the Thread without making it disappear in the entire model…
So I have to create a layer for each component? Please tell me not…

Thank you all,
Katerine


#2

Hello! Do you want to hide absolutely everything or just the other components? Have a look at your Model Information. Experiment with the Component options and see which one suits you the most.


#3

Hi,

I need to prepare my scenes to import them in LayOut so I need to see exclusively the nose.

Thank you!

Katerine


#4

Just take the “nose” component from the components docker and place it somewhere in the model out of the way of the rest of the staircase. Create a scene that only looks at this bit of the model and you should be able to use it in Layout.


#5

Hello,

I already use this method sometime but I was wondering If there was a another more standard way.

Thank you ,

Katerine