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Modifying parts and feature in Part Studio looses link with the original part number and description

Phil_DyzePhil_Dyze Member Posts: 6 PRO
After a first revision and prototype, I often have to do heavy modifications to our design. Quite often, the first sketches and features are affected.

The first revision parts have their part-number, revision, and other details linked to drawings and other properties.

Once I modify the design and update some features, Onshape will often detect the parts as "new" parts, I can't find a way to tell it that it's the same part as before. The whole history, drawing, links to properties are lost from that point.

Is there a way to reassign (re-link) a body to a previously existing part?

Comments

  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 74 PRO
    That's interesting. When you're changing these features, are you deleting them and re-making them?  
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,758 PRO
    This can happen when doing major sketch mods and part reference is lost. It can be frustrating as properties are lost as well as links to drawing and assemblies. I think I try and avoid this by doing more direct editing on old designs rather than changing sketch at the top of the tree however it would be good to have some way to re-reference a part. 
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  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,401 EDU
    Please create an Idea in the Improvement Requests category to the right.
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • Phil_DyzePhil_Dyze Member Posts: 6 PRO
    That's interesting. When you're changing these features, are you deleting them and re-making them?  
    Only changing them. As Bruce said, it doesn't always happen, but it's a little pain when it does.

    This can happen when doing major sketch mods and part reference is lost. It can be frustrating as properties are lost as well as links to drawing and assemblies. I think I try and avoid this by doing more direct editing on old designs rather than changing sketch at the top of the tree however it would be good to have some way to re-reference a part. 
    I totally agree that avoiding modifying the top features would solve this issue. However, I know these products will have many revisions over time and I hate working on models with patches over patches. Fewer features and cleaner environments make it more efficient in my humble opinion.
    Please create an Idea in the Improvement Requests category to the right.
    Noted, will do.
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