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Assembling Imported Parts

So I have a question. I previously created parts for a mechanism on Tinkercad before I discovered Onshape. I imported all of the parts into Onshape and am able to view each part in separate part studios. The only problem is, I am unable to add the parts to an assembly. I click insert and choose 'this document' but the part studios don't show up. Please help!

Comments

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,438 PRO
    Hi,
    Check to see if they've been imported as parts, they may have been converted to surfaces.

    If that's not the problem post a link to your file and I'm sure someone will help :+1:
    Owen
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • jaden_lindeman655jaden_lindeman655 Member Posts: 3 EDU
    I checked the parts and it says they are all 'meshes' and not parts. I've attached an image of what it looks like in the bottom left corner of my screen.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,531
    Meshes are for reference while creating models and cannot be used in assemblies or drawings.
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,438 PRO
    Can you re-export it as a step file or as a parasolid?
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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