Display Styles for Components
The Model Display > Component Display Style menu on the View tab controls the display style of components with no assigned display style, as follows:
Wireframe—Components are displayed in front of the assigned component in wireframe and all edges appear in white (or another assigned color), when you:
Assign one component to display its hidden lines.
Leave the other components unassigned.
Set the general display style to Wireframe.
The components behind the assigned part are displayed in wireframe, but the sections of edges masked by the component with hidden lines are not displayed.
Shaded—All assigned components display as shaded, whether they are in front of or behind the hidden line component.
Transparent—All assigned components are displayed as transparent.
The default transparency value is 75. You can set the style_state_transparency configuration option in a range of 0–100.
Hidden Line—All components and the hidden line component are displayed in the same way.
No Hidden—All components in front of the assigned component appear with no hidden lines. The obscured edges of the hidden line component appear in gray and its visible edges in white. In components behind the assigned part, visible edges appear, but obscured ones do not. The edges of the other parts obscured by the hidden line component do not appear in gray.
User Defined—Activates a user defined display style set in the View Manager dialog box.
The display style for assembly components affects only the top-level assembly. Display style information exists in the assembly, not in the components.
Keep the following in mind when using display styles:
The display style of the components in an assembly overrides the general display style setting. You cannot mix general display style settings and different states on individual components. When you select a component and assign a display style to it, the unassigned components appear in accordance with the general display style setting.
You can store a component with an assigned display style and retrieve that style by name so that you can return the model to the regular display style without losing defined settings.
Only one display style can be active at a time.
You can also change display states in simplified representations and exploded assemblies.