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Making drawing of composite part?

phil_erdley628phil_erdley628 Member Posts: 16 PRO
Received an OBJ file from a customer. They would like me to recreate the part, but I cannot dimension the parts in their current state.
Made a composite part of the entire product, and cannot make a drawing, or insert the part into an assembly to do so either.

How can I work around this to get dimensions from the original file?


  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,894 PRO
    OBJ files import as a MESH

    so you can't do much with it in Onshape except use it as a reference when drawing other parts.

    You can use FreeCAD or something to convert the mesh to a solid, but I've never had good luck with that

    Ask them the give you another format such as Parasold, Step, Sat
    or re-draw it using the mesh as a reference
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