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Select items to insert

rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
Doing context editing the menu that says: "Select items to insert" proposing select parts/surfaces/sketches 
It does however only allow for a part, NOT a sketch to be selected.
Is that intended?

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  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    Hi @NeilCooke, I got a message: "works for me", but I cant open your answer?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,023
    It's a known issue. The workaround is to "go to assembly" then insert the sketch from there. If you used the assembly origin to create the in-context part studio, then just clicking the green checkmark on the insert dialog will position the sketch in the correct place.
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    @NeilCooke thanks, so you cant insert sketches with construction lines.
    While were here. Is there a way to create a new context if you have inserted parts in an assembly without using "create studio in coontex"?

  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    edited March 3
    NeilCooke said:
    It's a known issue. The workaround is to "go to assembly" then insert the sketch from there. If you used the assembly origin to create the in-context part studio, then just clicking the green checkmark on the insert dialog will position the sketch in the correct place.
    Negative, I have tried to use 'origin to create the in-context part studio' but  the green checkmark doesn't work in that case.
    I have to manually go back to the assembly and insert it manually.
    Thumbs up for the known issue.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,023
    Is there a way to create a new context if you have inserted parts in an assembly without using "create studio in coontex"?

    Yes - about halfway down that menu there is "edit in context"
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    But it doesn't let me define a new context !?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,023
    That's what that option does
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    Negative.

    No new context.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,023
    As soon as you create an in-context reference, the context will be created.
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    Where/how do I create an in-context reference?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,023
    Edit/create a feature and reference geometry from a ghosted assembly part.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,716 PRO
    'touch' any of the ghost parts with a feature.

    Either a sketch constraint or a extrude or transform etc. 
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    edited March 3
    Sorry, I don't get it. Is it a workaround for a known issue?
    I create a new feature in context but nothing changes.
    here is my test document:https://cad.onshape.com/documents/f41f2af9004d128718f44f82/w/fcae7b6ae2fec7dc6c0060a6/e/98db86e87ddfc10938bb0b40
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,023
    Huh? The clue is in the name "in-context reference". Everything you need to know can be found at https://learn.onshape.com
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    Ok, I give up on that one.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,716 PRO
    https://learn.onshape.com/learn/video/editing-in-the-context-of-the-assembly-in-onshape

    here is a webinar video on in-context. Should teach you everything you need to know.
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    edited March 3
    john_mcclary, that more clear. I've been there. I did something and my context menu came back with this context menu:
    before it wasn't there, like:
    That video doesn't explain why. It doesn't tell about ''touch' any of the ghost parts with a feature.'
    The help see https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/comment/25254/#Comment_25254 is also hazy about this.
    Thanks


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,023

    That video doesn't explain why. It doesn't tell about ''touch' any of the ghost parts with a feature.'
    Watch again from 10:00 to 11:30
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    Sooo the answer is :smile:

    In assembly - context menu: edit in context

    Then in the Part make constraining something  of the ‘ghosted’ part will bring up the missing menu items in the ‘context menu’.


    (Hmmm. it's like the seven taps on software version to get developer options enabled on Android)

    thanks @NeilCooke
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,716 PRO
    Well, It's more like, "We won't show a menu option, unless there is somewhere to go with it."

    Can't have a button for 'edit context' if there is no context to edit.
    So first step is to make a context. (Make sure the edited part is in the assembly if you are creating an entirely new part studio as we did with "printed part" in your document) Then you can edit to your heart's content.
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 151 EDU
    Well, that's an opinion and some are free, others are not :https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/julian-assange-usa-justice/
    Have a nice day.
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