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    Components with a Reference BOM structure are usually construction elements such as skeleton parts or assemblies and they are treated as if they do not exist (excluded from quantity, mass and volume calculations).

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    Within drawings, they appear by default with a double dashed chain line and the drawing view may not fully include them:

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    If needed to have reference components shown as normal, the following settings can be adjusted (Right click a view -> Edit View -> Model state):

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    • Hidden line calculation: All bodies
    • Display style/ Line style (for Inventor 2020 and older): Edges as part / As parts.
    • Margin value to be increased as needed so that the view boundary doesn’t cut off referenced component(s) .
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