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How do I determine the folder location of the part I'm currently viewing?

How do I determine the location of the part studio that I am currently viewing or working on?

It has happened to me several times where I am working on a larger assembly which has linked parts from elsewhere. Some of them I might like to use in yet another assembly.

How do I determine where these parts are actually located? The best method I have now is to open them, then return to the main Onshape home screen and click on the part in my list of recent opens. Surely there is a more direct way? Is there a way to see where linked parts are coming from within a parent assembly without opening them?

What about seeing a list of assemblies which use a given part? (ie. A list of places where the current part is linked). It would be handy to know what the knock-on effects will be if I modify a given part.

Answers

  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,553 EDU
    I would like this as well.
    Could you please create an improvement request?
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,864 PRO
    Yes, I too find it difficult to find document locations
  • Cris_BowersCris_Bowers Member Posts: 279 PRO
    This is an issue I have also. I tried using labels to find things easier, but I can't figure out a way to select multiple labels to refine my search.
  • romeograhamromeograham Member Posts: 193 PRO
    I do also.
    I think that Google drive does a great job of this, and I think something similar could work well for Onshape Documents:



    The little folder icon next to the File Name can be clicked for information, or to actually move a file from one location to another while you're in the file. This is a super nice feature!


  • kenneth_maclean273kenneth_maclean273 Member Posts: 4 PRO
    I would like this as well.
    Could you please create an improvement request?
    Since there doesn't appear to be an answer to my question, I've created a feature request here: 

    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/11507/determine-folder-locations-of-current-part-studio-and-linked-parts
  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 1,256 PRO
    voted it up, it's worse when working with other people's stuff.

    You can switch to it, but you still don't know where you are.


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