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Assembly Updates

rod_muirhead943rod_muirhead943 Member Posts: 72 EDU
Colors do not up date in assembly.


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,753
    Are the parts linked and did you version them then update the assembly?
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • rod_muirhead943rod_muirhead943 Member Posts: 72 EDU
    Forgive me for the question, please.  How do link and version?
  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,552 PRO
    Link is an assembly or part from another document. It's the relationship of things when coming from different documents. 

    If you have 2 documents, versioning will happen if you refer to something from a different document. When using 2 documents, you have to specify the version you'll be using. If there is no version on a document, then you can't use it's assemblies or parts in another document.

    When designing larger projects, you tend to complete certain aspects of the design. Using 2 or more documents gives the system a state of stability and is considered a good thing.

    If you & your friend are designing something, if everything is in one document, they could change something that would ripple through the whole project and disrupt other stuff. This is not desirable. Breaking a project up into multi-documents is the ultimate goal for a design project.

    The assembly colors that aren't updating; is it referencing something from another document?

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,753
    Hi @rod_muirhead943 - if you haven’t reviewed them already, the self-paced videos at learn.onshape.com are a great resource that should answer most of your questions. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,552 PRO
    edited April 15
    Rod, OS isn't SW and the two systems are different. The online help is very good, take Neil's advise.

    When starting out in OS try to keep everything inside one document, create multiple parts inside a part studio and learn OS assemblies. 

    I really like the assemblies inside OS but they are totally different than SW. Assemblies in OS inherit from sub-assemblies; there is no explode over here which is a good thing.

    In OS you can define an air cylinder that actuates and add it to a library, use that assembly inside a linkage assembly and then add the linkage to a piece of automated equipment with everything moving correctly defined using 3 different assemblies. The automated equipment inherits motion from the linkage which inherits motion from the cylinder. This is such a simple concept and works great inside OS.

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