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Is there a way to transfer features to another part studio or document?

S1monS1mon Member Posts: 1,057 PRO
We have a part studio in a document which is getting more complex than necessary. I can see that a bunch of features for one part are really unrelated to anything else, and are slowing things down. I know I can make a new part studio, derive the critical things which are dependent on the main part studio, and then recreate the detail work in the new part studio.

Are there any short cuts to move the features from one part studio to the other?

Answers

  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 538 PRO
    I don't think there's a way to move features... You could always duplicate the part studio and delete the features you don't need if you are ok with breaking the link...
    Although that might take a bit of work to not accidentally delete stuff you need as the dependencies only show "one level".

    Derive from a version is probably your best bet to help performance while keeping the link, you could derive your part body as well as some reference sketches/geometry (in separate derive features if you need to toggle things on and off separately, that would be the closest to "copying features" but would be slow when updating the version).

    Using a context could also make sense in some cases (if the parts end up in the same assembly with the same spatial relation)?
  • ShapenShapen Member Posts: 9
    edited April 11
    This might not be the best option for your situation, but it might save you some time. Instead of creating a new part studio, you could duplicate the original part studio, delete out all unnecessary features from each, then derive in the critical things you mentioned from the original into the copy, then redefine the dependencies in the copy.

    To answer your question, I have not found a way to copy features from one part studio to another. 

    Sorry, I tried to post this about 30 minutes after the initial question, but for some reason my post was marked as needing approval before it was able to post. 
  • joseph_atkinsonjoseph_atkinson Member Posts: 4
    Is there a way that I can scan a tracing and convert it to a sketch that I can use for a 3D model?
  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 538 PRO
    @Evan_Reese
    I would totally use this... Just discussed workarounds for this today (applying similar "post processing" steps to several downloaded models)
  • chadstoltzfuschadstoltzfus Member, Developers Posts: 92 PRO
    @Evan_Reese
    I would absolutely love that, and not to say I expect every id to perfectly preserve itself every time, I understand that things can get really entangled when working with parametric models, but even in the case of things like reference parameters or other parameters in feature UIs, it saves a lot of time to be able to carry over some of the previously selected options that variables cannot manage.
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,532 PRO
    @Evan_Reese
    I would absolutely love that, and not to say I expect every id to perfectly preserve itself every time, I understand that things can get really entangled when working with parametric models, but even in the case of things like reference parameters or other parameters in feature UIs, it saves a lot of time to be able to carry over some of the previously selected options that variables cannot manage.
    Yep! I'd expect to use it often just to quickly copy parameters and then just fix what breaks. I'd use it within the same part studio and across multiple others as well.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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