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Drag things in part studio

amanda_sutherlandamanda_sutherland Member Posts: 14 EDU
It would be incredibly useful to be able to drag things in a part studio. Is this something that exists at all? Is it something you are considering? Is this something we could implement?


  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 552
    Can you be more specific? What things would you like to drag, and what would you expect the behavior to be?

  • john_f_carrjohn_f_carr Onshape Employees Posts: 74
    You can use the transform tool (tumbling dice icon) and manipulate the manipulator.  Location is an essential property of a part in a Part Studio, so it can only be changed by a feature.  In assemblies parts move around to satisfy constraints.
  • amanda_sutherlandamanda_sutherland Member Posts: 14 EDU
    We were interested in something that would allow you to grab a part in a part studio and move it around in space. It's something we all intuitively want to do for designing something larger in part studios. 

    John - what do you mean by "manipulate the manipulator"? 
  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 552
    Try using the "transform by XYZ" option in the transform feature. It provides manipulators on the selected part which allow you to drag it along an axis or a plane. Similarly, rotating a part about an axis allows provides a rotation manipulator. 

    Keep in mind that the values stored in these transforms are static. They will become nonsensical if there are any rearrangements of parts upstream. 

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