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Exploded views

gerald_friedmangerald_friedman OS Professional Posts: 50 ✭✭
Is it true that when making an exploded view that any "subassembly" will have to be "grouped" to keep it from separating?

I think that's what I found unless I've done something wrong.

Best Answers


  • Jenny_JohnsonJenny_Johnson Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 9
    You can also choose the sub assembly in the instances list and move it that way

  • mthiesmeyermthiesmeyer Onshape Employees Posts: 114

    In the explode step dialog, if you select the assembly instance from the assembly tree (instead of a specific part instance from the graphics area) everything in the subassembly should move together. If that's not what you're seeing, please let us know!


  • gerald_friedmangerald_friedman OS Professional Posts: 50 ✭✭
    Answer ✓
    Fantastic. Thanks all.
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