The site I am building is for a parts database and parts are related to each other - eg a circuit board can have a bunch of screws and relays that are sub parts and the board itself can be a sub-part of a module.
When you are registering a circuit board (node-add) you don't need to associate it with parent parts or sub parts. But you may want to do that when you edit it (node-edit).
The parts are associated by entity reference fields and the entity select views take a bit of time to load. I want to save that load time for the node-add by excluding those fields from the node-add form completely (not just hiding them) but I want them to load as normal for the node-edit form.
Thanks very much and have a great Friday!