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Publications: publish only 1 part of a multipart studio with it's drawing

Urs_Egger_REACTUrs_Egger_REACT Member Posts: 61 PRO
I would like to send a plastic part and it's drawing to a production partner. However it is a part of a multipart studio and the document contains many models, drawings and assemblies. Therefore I'd like to use a publication where I can put together the content which is used for that specific production partner only. I don't want to share the rest of the parts. However publication only let me add tabs and no parts only. 
On the other hand I can put a single part from a multipart studio on a drawing or in an assembly. How can I do the same with a publication?


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    John_vd_WerffJohn_vd_Werff Member Posts: 65 PRO
    I don't think you can create a link from a publication to a single part in a multipart studio.
    A workaround may be to create an assembly with only the specific part (as you mentioned) and link to that assembly tab in the publication, together with the drawing tab?
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    Nath_McCNath_McC Member Posts: 118 PRO
    edited May 2023
    I think currently, you would have to insert each body into a new document to insert into the publication file.
    I would suggest you create an improvement request for this. 

    Another way may be to create a configuration that suppresses/deletes the parts, leaving the only part you want to view. I think you can select a configuration in a publication.
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,464
    Derive the part into a new part studio (in the same doc) then publish that. 
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    Nath_McCNath_McC Member Posts: 118 PRO
    Nath_McC said:
    ... insert each body into a new document ...
    @NeilCooke, that is what I meant by the above.
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    Urs_Egger_REACTUrs_Egger_REACT Member Posts: 61 PRO
    Okay thanks folks. Got it. 
    I'm aware of derive or insert a part into another tab or document. However it just kind of doesn't feel right. 
    a) I get more representations of the same thing which makes things more confusing (updating several documents or tabs etc.)
    b) Which would be the original body for the drawing or assembly?
    c) It seems like a step back towards traditional CAD(e.g. solidworks) where I needed to split a multibody into different files to make a drawing/assembly.
    The fact that a multi-body system does not need to be split into files is the most unique and valuable feature Onshape offers. I don't want to destroy that.

    I hope you understand my idea. What do you think of it?
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    Nath_McCNath_McC Member Posts: 118 PRO
    I suggest you add an improvement request for the feature you require.
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    Urs_Egger_REACTUrs_Egger_REACT Member Posts: 61 PRO
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