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Seperate derived parts

HermiHermi Member, Developers Posts: 3 ✭✭
Is it possible to separate a part based on a derivation from the connected part
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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,228
    Do you mean make a copy so the derived part does not update when the parent part changes? You can either reference a version (which will not update unless you ask it to) or copy the Part Studio using Duplicate (right-click tab at bottom). 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 804 PRO
    Hi @Hermi, this sounds possible, but I don't quite understand. Can you share a link to the document you are trying to do this too?

    Derive allows you to keep a direct link to an original part. If the original part changes, your derived part will also have those changes.
  • HermiHermi Member, Developers Posts: 3 ✭✭
    I made a derivative of a part from a friend. He has completed his project and will soon delete his document. If I know him right.
    I've already made some changes to the part. I don't want to copy his Part Studio and then start everything over again
    The ideal would be to simply unlink them.
    Or is there a way that I can copy his Part Studio and then use it as the original without redrawing everything?
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 804 PRO
    edited May 23
    Yes, there is a way to do that:
    • Right click the part studio tab.
    • Copy to Clipboard.
    • Go to your new document.
    • Click the "+" button in the bottom left.
    • Paste tab.

    Neil's way works too. Right click the tab, Duplicate, then move the new tab to the document you like.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,228
    He can delete the document if he wants, your document will be unaffected. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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