To hide components in the 3D view, you can use either the Hide tool or the Show/Hide tool. With the Hide tool, you can hide individual components or make a certain area transparent. With the Show/Hide tool, you can collectively hide for example all walls, doors or spaces in your model.
To hide a component with the Hide tool:
Select the Hide tool from the main toolbar:
Click the component(s) you wish to hide from view. To restore the visibility of components back to their default state, click in the main toolbar.
To use the Hide tool with multiple components, use the area selection method:
Place the mouse in a free area of the model. Click and hold the left mouse button (DO NOT move the mouse) for approximately one second.
A new icon appears. You can now drag and define an area to be made transparent:
Window: Move the mouse from left to right to invoke the 'window' selection method, where all components must be fully inside the rectangle to be hidden.
Crossing: Move the mouse from right to left to invoke the 'crossing' selection method, where all components can be inside or touching the rectangle to be hidden.
Release the left mouse button.
To collectively hide components in your model, you can use the Show/Hide tool:
The tool contains a pre-defined set of common components that can be shown or hidden across the entire model. For example, all of the doors and windows can be hidden in the model, as shown below:
Spaces are coloured based on their RGB values from the appropriate authoring system: