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New to Blender what is this black dotted line indicating?. No other objects have it when i select them. I tried setting origin to 3d cursor but th eline is still there?. enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Where is it coming from? $\endgroup$
    – Nxdhin2005
    Jul 20 '20 at 12:54
  • $\begingroup$ The 3d cursor . But i do have the switch parented to the base & I guess the line is indicating the the object is parented to something, but why it is leading to the cursor is beyond me. $\endgroup$
    – Mingo
    Jul 20 '20 at 13:35
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It indicates that it is parented to some object. To remove parent Click Alt + p and select clear parent. Ctrl + p to parent an object.

What it does is that it connects one mesh to another different mesh so that when you move the parent mesh the child mesh moves or scales or rotates along with it..

You can parent an empty to the mesh also

They are commonly known as relationship lines which shows relation between objects You can turn it off in the overlays tabenter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Good answer, maybe you could add a note where you can turn the relationship lines off. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Jul 20 '20 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the suggestion.I have edited my answer $\endgroup$
    – Nxdhin2005
    Jul 20 '20 at 13:06
  • $\begingroup$ I do have the switch parented to the base, but why it is leading to the cursor is beyond me lol $\endgroup$
    – Mingo
    Jul 20 '20 at 13:36
  • $\begingroup$ First clear parent and try parenting again.I have said it in the answer... $\endgroup$
    – Nxdhin2005
    Jul 20 '20 at 13:38

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