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Merging 2 documents in to a single, in same tab

Hi all. I searched the forums but was unable to find exactly what I was looking for so I thought I would ask.
I created a drawing, but thought I could improve upon it with the addition of a small part. I created the small part in a totally separate drawing since I knew I would need to print it several times to adjust its fit. Now that I have it finalized, I would like to add it to my other drawing and integrate it, but for some reason unable to do so. I can get it as a seperate tab, but I need to 'attach' the two parts together. Any tips appreciated!
bob

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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,631 PRO
    I'm assuming you mean a 3D design (which is not the same as a drawing), in which case try the "derived" feature, you may also need to use a transform to located it
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    nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 742 PRO
    In real life, is the second part a separate piece that get printed on its own, and then glued or screwed to the first part? If so, assembly is probably what you are looking for.

    If in real life it will all be one piece printed together, then derived, as eric above mentioned, would work.

    ps, "drawing" means a piece of paper with multiple views of a part with dimensions, your name to take credit, and the revision history, etc. "3D model" or "solid model", is the term you are looking for.
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    bob_damatobob_damato Member Posts: 5
    You might be right, thank you for responding. Im just going by their syntax, when I start a 'new drawing'. I have 2 seperate drawings that I need as one.  I will check the derived feature, thank you. Im a newbie so not familiar with that one yet, but will learn about it. Thank you!

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    wayne_sauderwayne_sauder Member, csevp Posts: 508 PRO
    There is also a boolean tool. 
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    bob_damatobob_damato Member Posts: 5
    Boolean tool only works if they are already on the same page and need to be joined

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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,631 PRO
    You might be right, thank you for responding. Im just going by their syntax, when I start a 'new drawing'. I have 2 seperate drawings that I need as one.  I will check the derived feature, thank you. Im a newbie so not familiar with that one yet, but will learn about it. Thank you!

    Not sure who "their" is in "their syntax" but what you are describing is a separate part studio (or maybe a separate document even?), definitely not a drawing though... it would help if you could provide a link to your document.

    Either way, I still think a derive feature is what you need but it would be easier to follow what you are asking if you used the correct terminology...

    Maybe start with some of the courses in the learning center like this one: https://learn.onshape.com/catalog?labels=["Self-Paced Courses"]&values=["Onshape Fundamentals"]?

     
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