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Update MAIN metadata when using "Create Version and Edit Properties" to updating workspace metadata

joseph_kochjoseph_koch Member Posts: 2 PRO
When using "Create Version and Edit Properties" to update metadata in bulk (i.e. uprev a part and drawing) Onshape will only make the metadata updates to the new version but will not update "Main". So, after creating the version one must restore the new version to main to get the metadata in main updated. I frequently use this workflow to update metadata in preparation for a neutral format release and it's pretty frustrating that I always need to restore the previous version before exporting. Why wouldn't Onshape carry the new version updates into Main? This should be a very simple change that will reduce time and clicks to get titleblock metadata updated and export neutral files. 


  • joseph_kochjoseph_koch Member Posts: 2 PRO
    This behavior is so counterintuitive it almost seems like a bug. I'm surprised I cannot find any mention of it on the forums. 
  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,995
    @joseph_koch Updating version metadata is very specific and often this is found out when you insert a version into an assembly and then edit the metadata in the BOM.. the date you type will go into the version but not into any other workspaces.  This works as designed and seems like you could add a simply copy but in a complex version graph, there could be multiple versions of this same entity(s) and which workspaces to update becomes less clear.  We have opted not to be over clever here and avoid an incorrect update.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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