Tips and Tricks

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Hide or Show Items in SolidWorks

by John Koop, SolidWorks Specialist, TEDCF Publishing

This is a quick tip that will show you how you can hide or show items like axes, grid lines, origins, and more.

First, place your pointer over the SolidWorks logo until the File toolbar appears.

Hide or Show Items

Now, highlight the View drop down menu, and move your pointer down to the section of the menu that says Hide All Types.

Hide or Show Items

This is a list of items that can be hidden or shown in the graphics area. You can tell if an item is currently being shown by looking at the icon to the left. If it is depressed, then it is currently being shown. As you can see below, Sketches and All Annotations are currently visible in the graphics area.

Hide or Show Items

If you wanted to hide all the sketches in the graphics area, simply click Sketches and the icon will update.

Hide or Show Items

Now all the sketches will be hidden.

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