I do a bit of CAD/CAM for machining but recently a friend asked me to do the drawings for his patent application. In the drawing I need to make one part 'dashed' to indicate it is not part of the invention but rather is an object used WITH the invention. In other words, he's patenting a VHF radio holder (belt attached holster) and to make it clear in the drawings I'm including the radio placed in the holster, however he's not patenting the radio so I need to make those lines in the 3D part 'dashed' to indicate it's not part of the invention. Well, I figured out how to make a line dashed but that doesn't apply to an extruded 3d part since the base geometry isn't what is visible in the model once turned 3d (extruded/revolved/etc). I'm up against a deadline and have read through just about every help menu in solidworks but can't find the answer and now I have just a few hours to get this done before a meeting with the patent attorney tomorrow morning. Is anyone familiar with how to do this? Dashed lines in patent drawings are very common so I assume it's possible in SolidWorks, so if anyone could help I'd be very grateful! Thank you in advanced!