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Drawings/create API

shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
I have been adding some functionality to an app that allows a user to initiate the creation of a new drawing of a selected item from within the app.  Seems to be working really good.  Only thing is I cannot seem to get the new drawing to get created using a selected template.  See image.



I have templates and I have supplied the appropriate details to the highlight keys in the image.  But still, the drawing is created with a default onshape template.  When I use the "templateName" key, the query reruns a 400.  When I omit that key it works.  I'm thinking I am not understanding exactly what should go into the key.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I know drawings endpoint are supposedly not fully stable and it is not completely suggested to use them but I am hoping someone out there figured out how to make the template part work.  It would be so perfect to be able to stop manually changing the template every time.
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  • shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
    Answer ✓
    Just figured it out.  I tried using "templateWorkspaceId".  Now the drawing gets created with the right template.  It is strange the versionId doesn't work.  Based on how the system works as a whole, I am surprise we are even able to reference the workspace like this.

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  • Bob_MinerBob_Miner Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 4
    @shawn_crocker - Could you please try passing just the templateElementId, templateWorkspaceId (or templateVersionId) and the templateElementId.  I don't think you need the templateName.  Thanks.

  • shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
    @Bob_Miner
    I have been doing that.  I am currently using it without the "templateName" key.  Everything runs as expected except the newly created drawing is set with a default template.  This is the issue.  That the template I am choosing does not seem to be getting read by the server or something.
  • shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
    edited March 2023
    I'm just discovering drawing BOM's are very huge.  One letter takes up the whole drawing sheet.  Looking at the drawing properties after loading in my standard template, text size and everything seems to be correct but still the text of the BOM is gigantic.


  • shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
    edited March 2023
    Just noticed, I have to use the "unit" key and supply the desired unit system.  I was thinking this was going to be attached to the template I was manually switching to.  Seems the bom scale is being driven by a unit that is not coupled to the unit set in the drawing properties.
  • shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
    Answer ✓
    Just figured it out.  I tried using "templateWorkspaceId".  Now the drawing gets created with the right template.  It is strange the versionId doesn't work.  Based on how the system works as a whole, I am surprise we are even able to reference the workspace like this.
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