No where have I found any reference to nested items inferring a “visibility hierarchy”… at least not in any of the usual resources (forum, web help or youtube) so I’m putting this out there…
From what I’ve gathered… nested groups/components are merely a way to “organize” your file… but I’ve got a situation where I have a Sink Component nested within a Counter Top Component and if I “Un-Nest” the Sink using the Outliner, the sink is no longer visible… it’s still there… but the Counter Top is now covering it up. I can see it with X-ray view.
More puzzling still, is that even if I drag the Sink Component back into the Counter Top Component… the Sink remains obstructed by the countertop. In order to regain visibility of the sink, I have to revert to my saved file. None of the Components are Hidden, Locked, etc. and everybody is on the same layer. Clearly not a feature
After: (after I un-nest the sink from the counter top)
You can see the top edge of the sink… and I can select it… but still can’t get the Sink Component out of the Counter Top Component without it being obstructed.