• Common Tech Issue of the Week #5 – Inventor Edition

    Cannot Hide Components in Assembly View in Inventor IDW File


    I cannot hide individual components in my existing assembly view in Inventor IDW file.  When I right-click on the part I would like to hide, the Visibility command is disabled:


    The reason why the Visibility command is disabled is that the assembly view was created with Associative option checked making it linked to a Design View Representation.  What you need to do is to turn off that option.

    Follow these steps:

    1. Right-click on the view and select Edit View command
    2. Turn off Associative option in the Drawing View dialogue box.

    3. Right-click on the part you would like to hide either in the view, or on the Model Browser and select Visibility command.
    4. The part is hidden in the view.