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Dissolve Subassembly will *Destroy* the original assembly

Andre_ComellaAndre_Comella Member Posts: 54 PRO
If Assembly 1 is inserted into Assembly 2, and then the user selects Assembly 1 from within Assembly 2 and dissolves it, Assembly 1 will have all of its parts and mates removed *in its own tab*. This is highly non-intuitive and extremely bad behavior for the feature. I'm inclined to think this is just a straight up bug.
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,526
    It's not a bug. The dissolve function is used when you want to move all the parts from a subassembly into a top level assembly and therefore the subassembly does not exist anymore.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,563 PRO
    It may not be a bug, but it’s unexpected behavior coming from other systems where the dissolved assembly would still exist. It seems like a reasonable expectation that there would be a way to take all the components from a subassembly and instantiate them in the current assembly without destroying the subassembly.

    @Andre_Comella
    It is possible to change the parameter “subassembly BOM behavior” to “show components”. This will apply wherever the subassembly is used, but it might solve your problem.
    https://www.onshape.com/en/resource-center/tech-tips/manipulating-bom-behavior-in-onshape
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