Controlling object-display

You can control how the scene is displayed in many respects. Via the D-menu, you can at any time choose

Hiding and freezing

When working on specific objects, or details of a larger object, it can be of great use, or even necessary, to hide other objects or parts of an object.

to temporarily hide objects or faces from view, select them, then invoke hide selected from the V-menu

to hide the unselected objects or the unselected faces of an object, use invert from the selection-rollout beforehand

to unhide all objects or all faces, switch to object-selection-mode or face-selection-mode then invoke unhide all from the V-menu

For objects, you can alternatively freeze them; this way, they stay visible, but are not selectable