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Drafting and Construction Bodies

Drafting and Construction Bodies

Solid EdgeTip of the Week – February 20

If you have parts in an assembly that are not appearing in your draft, it is possible this is because they are construction bodies which do not show up in draft by default. There are two ways to fix this, you can either make them design bodies or, if you want them as construction bodies, you can set the draft to show construction bodies.

1) For the first method, double click on the part that isn’t showing up and open up the Construction Bodies dropdown:


Then you can right click on each of those, and hit toggle design/construction. This will make them design bodies which will show up in the draft by default. They will then show up in the draft.

2) For the second method, open the assembly in drafting, right click on it and select Properties:


Then click the button shown in the screenshot below and select List All:


From there you can find the Construction Bodies and then select Show:


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