Introduction
Administration
User Interface
SolidWorks Fundamentals
Moving from 2D to 3D
Assemblies
The FeatureManager Design Tree in an Assembly
Basic Component Operations
Creating an Assembly from a Part
Adding Components to an Assembly
Editing Assembly Components
Deleting Components from an Assembly
Selecting Components
Positioning Components in an Assembly
Moving and Rotating Components
Component Patterns and Mirroring
Component Properties
Component Properties Dialog Box
Component References
Show Component Descriptions
Multiple Component Properties Dialog Box
Design Methods (Bottom-up and Top-down Design)
Top-Down Design
Mates
Subassemblies
Controlling Display and Appearance in Assemblies
External Files
Detecting Problems
Exploded Views in Assemblies
Other Assembly Techniques
Large Assemblies
CircuitWorks
Configurations
SolidWorks Costing
Design Checker
Design Studies in SolidWorks
Detailing and Drawings
DFMXpress
DriveWorksXpress
FloXpress
Import and Export
Model Display
Mold Design
Motion Studies
Parts and Features
Routing
Sheet Metal
Simulation
SimulationXpress
Sketching
Sustainability Products
SolidWorks Utilities
Tolerancing
TolAnalyst
Toolbox
Weldments
Workgroup PDM
Troubleshooting
Glossary
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Component References

In the Component Properties dialog box, you can assign a different value for Component Reference for each instance of a component in an assembly.

For example, you can use Component Reference to store the reference designators for an electrical harness or printed circuit board assembly. When different instances of the same component have different values for Component Reference, you can show the instances as separate line items in a BOM. In drawings, you can also link the value of a component reference to the text of a balloon.

In assemblies, right-click a component, click Component Properties , and set a value for Component Reference. The value appears in braces { } at the end of the component name string in the FeatureManager design tree.

In SolidWorks Routing, you can assign values automatically when importing a P&ID document.

In assemblies or drawings, when inserting a column in a BOM, select COMPONENT REFERENCE for Column type.

In drawings, when inserting balloons, select Component Reference for Balloon text.
To link balloons to component reference values, the drawing must contain a BOM with a COMPONENT REFERENCE column.




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