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how to draw part of assembly?

malet_jlmalet_jl Member Posts: 15
hello,
I have an assembly, that is configured using configuration variables, this assembly has sub assemblies, which are in turn configured with configuration variables, and parts that are in turn configured.... 
I now want to create a drawing for production, but I need to draw using the assembly configuration.... I didn't found a way to import a part configured from the assembly, I can import parts but the dimensions aren't good...
I can create exploded views, which is great, and in a way answer my needs, but on the exploded view, I can't hide some parts.... which makes impossible to only show what is required...
how can I do that?
thanks and regards

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  • malet_jlmalet_jl Member Posts: 15
    and how can I orient a part assembly to fit the axes? I can fix a part, but in drawing it will never be usable since top/bottom/left/right views are based on axes, and assemblies are "free to flight"?
  • alnisalnis Member, Developers Posts: 447 EDU
    You can mate parts to the origin or model them in the part studio in the orientation you want and "fix" one/group the others with the fixed one in the assembly.
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  • malet_jlmalet_jl Member Posts: 15
    not sure about what you means.... should I fix it in during part design?  the issue I have is that when I imported the parts I didn't fixed the reference one, so onshape moved all part during relationship, and now I don't know how to reorient the one I want to fix.. and I don't want to redoo all the job


  • malet_jlmalet_jl Member Posts: 15
    oh, I understand.... I can create a mate connector with the origin, so better than fixing a part using rightClick->fix I created a fastened mate connector between one auto-mate and the auto-mate of the origin, now I can apply rotations to have it oriented as wanted....
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,234
    @malet_jl - use named views in the assembly to create the orientation you want in the drawing
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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