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Using a part from one document in another document

mark_proulxmark_proulx Member Posts: 31
One of my parts resides in Document A.  I want to import (copy, insert) it into a part studio in Document B so that I can modify it into a new part.

The only way that I have been able to figure out how to do this is to import the part into an assembly in Document B, then modify it in context.  Is this really my only option?  This seems extraordinarily cumbersome.


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,441
    edited October 2018
    The Derived feature will do what you want - it is like assembling a part into a part studio.

    Or if you want a copy that is not linked to the original, right-click the part studio and "copy to clipboard" then paste it into Doc B (from the + menu)
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks PRO Member, Developers Posts: 2,418 PRO
    Have a look at the derive button in your partstudio :)


    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov ✭✭✭✭✭ Member Posts: 918 ✭✭✭✭✭
    you can use "derive" command to copy geometry between part studios, or in this case you can copy in place the part in the original part studio and modyfy it there
  • mark_proulxmark_proulx Member Posts: 31
    Thanks. I'll give it a try.

  • mark_proulxmark_proulx Member Posts: 31
    Fail.  When I select the "Derived" icon, the pop-up box is empty.  It isn't populated with anything.
  • michael_mcclainmichael_mcclain PRO Member Posts: 180 PRO
    Select 'Other Documents' at the top of the dialog box to connect parts from an outside document into the current document.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,441
    If you are just changing a few dimensions try configurations 
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • bill_danielsbill_daniels ✭✭✭ Member Posts: 264 ✭✭✭
    Maybe try "copy to clipboard" then paste the tab in the new document
  • mark_proulxmark_proulx Member Posts: 31

    That worked. Thank you.
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