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How do I put a part on the top plan?

vijit_codervijit_coder Member Posts: 4
I need to position the parts for export to STL-file and then print. In this case, the orientation of the model in slicer is important. 

As for now, I have to correct the orientation of the model after each export. I want to define its orientation in Onshape for export once.

Tried to do this through Assembly, export from there ignores the position of the part.

I need something like "put the part on the table using that face". I know there are no tables in Onshape :) It just for convenience of understanding, what I'm looking for.

Any ideas?


  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 360 PRO
    Try using the Transform tool in the part studio. 
  • vijit_codervijit_coder Member Posts: 4
    Sorry, I missed your answer (wrong notification preferences).

    Thanks, I'll this. This solution is not ideal but it's better then nothing.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,012 PRO
    A part will come into and translate out of Onshape with the same origin that the part was modeled in.

    So if the part was modeled off of the top plane, then that is where Onshape will import and export it.
  • vijit_codervijit_coder Member Posts: 4
    edited November 22
    I noticed that, thanks.

    I'm looking for a special tool to orient the parts before export.

    As suggested @tim_hess427, Transform tool helps with that. No ideal, but good enough.

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