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Automatically release parent assemblies when releasing a part

romeograhamromeograham Member Posts: 414 PRO
edited January 14 in Product Feedback
When we have an assembly that includes sub assemblies, and all parts and sub assemblies are Revisions, it is a huge amount of work to edit and re-release a part at the bottom level.

Consider this example arrangement (all parts and assemblies are Revisions):
Top Assembly-A
>sub assembly-A
>>sub assembly-A
>>>part-A

When the Part-A is edited and released to Rev B- it takes 4 releases (if I don't make any mistakes!) to end up with this:
Top Assembly-B
>sub assembly-B
>>sub assembly-B
>>>part-B

Please make it automatic!

The new workflow could be: edit the Workspace for the part and release Rev B - then Onshape will cascade the release up the chain, to give me Rev B throughout. Onshape knows what has changed, and which sub assemblies will need to be up-revved. Maybe there will be a checkbox that I can select or something, but really - in what scenario does anyone NOT need to Revise all the parents of a changed child?

See here for one of the recent excellent discussions on this topic.

Thanks!
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Comments

  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,814
    @romeograham I think this would be more along the lines of having a way to pull changes up the tree.  When we finally re-release the recursive assembly update, you could make these changes of the part, version it and then pull this up to the top and re-release.  Once we get that feature out, I would like to revisit this workflow.  I am going to move this over to product feedback for the time being.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • romeograhamromeograham Member Posts: 414 PRO
    @lougallo that sounds reasonable. I like the idea of pulling it up rather than pushing it up.

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