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Add New Part into Existing Context

Hi.. I want to add new part into existing context. I created two parts in one context, inserted them and went to assembly.. Then I wanted to add new part into same context.. Clicked edit context and added new part but I couldn't add to context.. There is only "go to assembly" option in context design screen.. when I go to assembly I can't see new part. How to add new part in existing context?

Answers

  • nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 618 PRO
    "Insert" the part into the assembly, just like you would any other part that was created in any part studio. The option to insert them all upon creating them is only available the first time.
  • yusuf_cakircayusuf_cakirca Member Posts: 8

    "Insert" the part into the assembly, just like you would any other part that was created in any part studio. The option to insert them all upon creating them is only available the first time.
    Thanks for the reply.. Actually the reason of I want to do that is creating serial holes on parts easily.. In same part studio hole can be added to serial parts by specifying the merge scope. when inserted into assembly I need to create another hole to bottom part separately in another context. let me change the question to "Can I add serial hole feature to packed parts in assembly file?"
  • nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 618 PRO
    edited November 2023
    Yes, that should work. Would you share your document? That will enable others to better answer your question.
  • yusuf_cakircayusuf_cakirca Member Posts: 8
    I don't know how I share the document but you can see the screenshot . I want to add holes on two parts at the same time in an assembly like in part studio.


  • nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 618 PRO
    Just copy and paste the browser link. That will share the document.

    Fundamentally, you can't change geometry in an assembly, only in a part studio. But you can have all the parts visible in the part studio to make sure the holes all line up.
  • yusuf_cakircayusuf_cakirca Member Posts: 8
    Ok.. How to do all parts visible in context part studio? I want to create in-line holes.

  • nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 618 PRO
    Please share your document. It's hard to help otherwise. If you want to do the training, there is a whole course on in-context editing on the learning center, for free.
  • yusuf_cakircayusuf_cakirca Member Posts: 8
    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/e834897c90d7fe41f392e2ac/w/67b0d61e3b29531f3766a0b0/e/8632d03d17f8f791a3e18841

    Ok. that's my model.. I want to add couterbore hole to nut part and tapped hole to body in line up in nut context in the assembly.. 
  • nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 618 PRO


    Link below:
    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/d60b46b007ff127b4897ed4f/v/7ae7bef08172b67d6b35d756/e/e44abd76927a9f64761dcfdb?renderMode=0&uiState=6571f23efb35131965dedda4

    This is a very simple design, and it looks like the nut is custom made for the body. In other words the nut would not be used in other designs. With that understanding, I would have modeled the nut and the body in the same part studio.

    Because you did it in two part studios, you would model the counterbore in the nut (because you put the 4 sketch points of their location in the nut). Then you would make a second context in the assembly, for the body. Now once inside the body in-context edit, you can pick up the location of the counterbores from the nut, and apply them to the body.

    All that said, this is like a big circle, for no reason. You modeled the body first. Then you made an in-context for the nut, referencing the edges of the body. Now you would have to make a second in-context of the body to reference the nut. If you really want to keep in-context strategy for this very simple design, then it might be better to make the sketch points for the holes in the body, rather than the nut. Then you would only need one context total.

    Also off topic, nothing was fastened in the assembly. That is very important. The context gets the hole positions by the position of the parts. If they are allowed to float, the contexts will become bad.
  • yusuf_cakircayusuf_cakirca Member Posts: 8
    ok thanks for your reply.. it's understood that it's impossible two make the thing I said in assembly.. I gave this model as an example to see whether it's possible or not. Probably you know, there is assembly hole feature in Solidworks. I thought there may same feature in onshape. 
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