A good example of using the ability to hide cached elements is in sections where elements in the distance reduce the clarity of the drawing. In this obvious example, windows cills at a lower height than the window being cut have equal prominence to the cill that is actually cut by the section.
Single instances can easily be hidden by right-clicking.
Multiple instances can be hidden by selecting the element to hide then running the key-in 'reference visibleedges cached hide'.
To reveal hidden cached elements highlight the relevant references in the Reference Dialog and toggle on the 'Display Hidden Elements From Visible Edge Cache' setting. Hidden elements will be highlighted, unhidden elements will be greyed out.
Right-click and pick 'Unhide Cached Element' for each element.
[This is the behaviour in ABD SS6 and MicroStation SS4, the right-click tools work to hide/unhide multiple selections in MicroStation CONNECT Edition]
The Copy/Hide Cached Element option goes further. The selected elements are both hidden and copied to the active file. The copied elements can then be modified as appropriate.
If a Cached view is changed back to Dynamic hidden cached elements will be in-hidden. Always use the update/synchronize cache tools to update the content.
AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition has enhanced tools for managing cached views in the Ribbon: Drawing Production > Settings Group:
ABD SS6 - Best Practices - Cached Visible Edges