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How so make a component in an assembly a "Reference" in SolidWorks

By Scott Lester on 15 Dec 21:04 3 answers 6205 views 0 comments

In Solid Edge, I am able to make a component in an assembly show as "Reference" where it shows up as phantom or dashed line in the drawing. It means that the component is not really a part of the assembly, but has something to do with it.
See attached picture. See how the lid shows up as phantom lines? That is what I want to do. Is this possible in Solid Works?

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  • Scott Lester
    Scott Lester almost 3 years ago

    I know how to do that, but it still does not reflect on the drawing. I want to be able to make a single component on the drawing show up as a reference.

  • Hans de Ridder
    Hans de Ridder almost 3 years ago

    When working in an assembly you have the possibility to change the transparency of a part. Right click on the part in the design tree and click on "change transparancy". Or right click the part in the design tree / component display...you can choose the display you want....

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