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Struggling with mate connectors on imported parts

dave_franchinodave_franchino Member Posts: 47
Hey folks, reasonably new to Onshape after years of running Solidworks and really struggling with mate connectors. Right now I'm trying to assemble a simple worm gear set using some STL imports from a web site. When I import the parts to Onshape it creates a part studio with the part named Part(1). I renamed the part to be M1x40 Spur Gear.  But when I assemble this into an assembly the part is STILL coming in named as Part(1) and there isn't any option to update it.  

Beyond that because the part is an STL, I can't seem to add a mate connector in the assembly model to the Part in the center of the hub. I went out into Part Studio and created a mate connector on the part - but that mate connector doesn't appear in the Assembly.  

Yikes!  Am I the only one who things Onshape got a little too cute with mate connectors?  I miss access to the model tree in Assembly mode and access to planes and axis!

Thanks for any advice!!!


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