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Uploading 3 files into a single 'thing'

buk_browseruk054buk_browseruk054 Member Posts: 8
I have 3 parasolid files that are all part of the same assembly, and I wish to upload them into a single workspace.


I've uploaded the 3 files and tried various combinations of the offered options, but they always end up as 3 seperate 'things'; not as a singl' 'thing'.

How can I get them all in the same 'thing'.

(I'm using the word 'thing' here, because the normal words I would use 'file', 'document', 'drawing', 'assembly' all seem to have different meanings here from those I am familiar with.)

Comments

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,930
    Have you tried using the Derived feature to bring all the “things” into the same Part Studio?
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,354 PRO
    Unfortunately, "thing" is too generic. We need to understand what you mean by thing.

    Can you describe it in terms of your last CAD system?

    I think better with analogies, here is how I understand what the things in Onshape are compared to SolidWorks for example:

    Onshape             :   SolidWorks
    Document:           :  Project Folder
    Assembly            :   Assembly File *.sldasm
    PartStudio           :  MultiBody Part File *.sldprt
    Part                     :  Body    *Think of it like a body in SW but each Body is automatically treated as its own *.sldprt file without any additional exporting.
    Drawing              :  Drawing *.slddrw
    Sketch                :  Sketch
    Mate Connector :  Origin, Coordinate System, Axis, Plane, Point, (Selected Mate Reference geometry)
    Fastened Mate   :  Lock Mate, or profile mate
    Revolute Mate    :  Combination of (1) coincedent mate and (1) concentric mate
    Slider Mate          : Combination of any two mates that only allow only a sliding motion without twisting
    Planer Mate        : Coincident Mate
    Cylindrical Mate  : concentric Mate
    Pin Slot Mate       : Combination of any two mates that allow for sliding on X axis and allowing rotation on Z axis
    Ball Mate             : coincident mate which uses two points for input
    Parallel Mate       : Parallel Mate
    Tangent Mate       : Tangent Mate
    Group Mate         : Yea you wish...
    Replicate             : Copy With mates / Pattern driven component pattern
    Version                : SaveAs
    Branch                 : Pack and Go
    Merge Branch     : Two monitors and 6 pack of beer
    Comments           : Email

    Let me know if there are any other comparisons I could make, this could go on for a while, and is fun to think about...

    So what Neil is describing is like taking a bunch of part files, deriving them into a separate part file if we want to talk like SolidWorks
  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 161 PRO
    Unfortunately, "thing" is too generic. We need to understand what you mean by thing.

    Can you describe it in terms of your last CAD system?

    I think better with analogies, here is how I understand what the things in Onshape are compared to SolidWorks for example:

    Onshape             :   SolidWorks
    Document:           :  Project Folder
    Assembly            :   Assembly File *.sldasm
    PartStudio           :  MultiBody Part File *.sldprt
    Part                     :  Body    *Think of it like a body in SW but each Body is automatically treated as its own *.sldprt file without any additional exporting.
    Drawing              :  Drawing *.slddrw
    Sketch                :  Sketch
    Mate Connector :  Origin, Coordinate System, Axis, Plane, Point, (Selected Mate Reference geometry)
    Fastened Mate   :  Lock Mate, or profile mate
    Revolute Mate    :  Combination of (1) coincedent mate and (1) concentric mate
    Slider Mate          : Combination of any two mates that only allow only a sliding motion without twisting
    Planer Mate        : Coincident Mate
    Cylindrical Mate  : concentric Mate
    Pin Slot Mate       : Combination of any two mates that allow for sliding on X axis and allowing rotation on Z axis
    Ball Mate             : coincident mate which uses two points for input
    Parallel Mate       : Parallel Mate
    Tangent Mate       : Tangent Mate
    Group Mate         : Yea you wish...
    Replicate             : Copy With mates / Pattern driven component pattern
    Version                : SaveAs
    Branch                 : Pack and Go
    Merge Branch     : Two monitors and 6 pack of beer
    Comments           : Email

    Let me know if there are any other comparisons I could make, this could go on for a while, and is fun to think about...

    So what Neil is describing is like taking a bunch of part files, deriving them into a separate part file if we want to talk like SolidWorks
    This is a useful list. I was asking in another thread for something like this. Maybe you could add onto that thread and we could build up a more complete dictionary...

    Thanks.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,354 PRO
    yea, I'll make a google spreadsheet thesaurus, should be a better format for this
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