Always show hidden lines for given component in HLR drawing view

Is there a way to flag a component so that it is always set to show its hidden lines in any drawing view even it that drawing view is set to
HLR? We have a standard componet that is used on every project that we do and we set the drawing views to HLR but this one component is always shown in its hidden line form.
If there is not a way to do this with standard sw maybe I can write a macro that will search for components with a given custom property and if the value is Yes then show hidden lines?
Sam
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Sam,
You can't just highlight the veiw and click the little HLR icon ???? (The little solid cube)
What version and SP are you running ??
Mark

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Well I could do that, if that was what I wanted to do. Maybe I did not explain vey well.
So for example, I have an assembly comprised of multiple sub-assys (lets say 50 of them). Inside each of those 50 sub-assemblies are multiple sub-assys, inside at least one of those sub-sub-assys is a particular component and it is that single component that I want to show in hidden line form even though the drawing view is set to HLR. We set the view to HLR because there are a lot of other components inside these 50 assys and the sub-sub-assys that we do not want to see, we only want to see the hidden lines for the one component but with 50 assys and multiple instances of this particular component in each of those 50 assys we could easily have 200+ instances of this component in a given drawing view. Thus I do not want to take the time to select each instance individually and rmb>show/hide>show hidden lines. Doing this for a single drawing may not seem like a big deal but we do very repetative drawings and would like to automate some of the more mundane tasks.
I am thinking a macro that searches for a custom property named HLV and a value of either Yes or No, any component with that custom property and the value being Yes will be set to show their hidden lines when the view is set to HLR.
Thanks,
Sam
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Sam, I am assuming you are using the feature manager tree in the drawing, and expanding the sub-assembly, selecting the component, and telling it to show hidden edges... Sometimes you have to select a feature inside the component to get it to show what you want. Then save the file...
If you save that drawing as a copy, and use it for other configs or Assemblies, you should see the same result, unless you are using a different sub-assembly. I don't believe that there is a way to flag a single component as of today, I recommend sending an enhancement request to Solidworks.
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E
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Thanks for the confirmation E, I had assumed it was not possible but was hoping there was some hidden option somewhere.
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