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Context goes away when creating a new part in-context

skybrianskybrian Member Posts: 15
I'm attempting to create a new part using "Create Part Studio in context" from an assembly. While in the middle of creating the part, I clicked on another part studio to look at something. When I went back, the context was gone. Is there any way to get it back?


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,273
    The context will only remain if you actually reference something from it. If you go back to the assembly, the part you created in context should be there - right-click and edit in context.
  • skybrianskybrian Member Posts: 15
    Maybe it would, except that I haven't created the part yet. The idea is to create a new part in context, but the context disappeared before I finished! This has happened to me more than once. It makes the "Create Part Studio in context" feature less useful than it looks.

    I think what I'm going to go with is:
    1) create a rough part, just enough to attach it.
    2) add it to the assembly.
    3) Edit in context, adding a reference and setting the dimensions correctly.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,273
    There may be an easy solution to this - a Part Studio lets you create multiple parts together. If you share your doc URL we can suggest techniques based on your end goal.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    I sometimes just make a sketch and project a point onto it from the context, just to stop the context helpfully evaporating...
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  • skybrianskybrian Member Posts: 15
    Yeah, I think I'm good now. It's a stumbling block for the beginner, though, that there are sometimes transient contexts that disappear unexpectedly. Maybe that could be changed?

  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member, OS Professional, Developers Posts: 1,897 PRO
    Would it be able to be changed to fully create the context when creating a part studio in context?
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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,916 PRO
    edited December 2019
    Yea, it is 'slightly' annoying when you create a new studio in-context. Then hit the back button on the browser.

    Now you have to delete the studio, and try again
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