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About Offset Lines in Exploded Views
Offset lines are cosmetic, and they signify that a component has been moved from its assembled position. Use them to show how exploded components align when they are assembled. When you create or edit an exploded view, you can perform the following offset line operations:
Add lines
Modify references
Add, modify, or delete jogs
Delete lines
Determine the direction of the end segments by selecting references (parallel to an edge or curve or normal to a surface).
Offset lines are composed of straight, dashed-line segments that can include one or more jogs. You can change the line display in the Explode Tool tab, or set a default color and line style with the offset_line_def_font and offset_line_def_color configuration options.