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Copy part in tab

ka_wang_leeka_wang_lee Member Posts: 1
Is it possible to copy part in one tab and paste to another tab?

Thanks
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  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,448 PRO
    +1 for part copy, I need it too
    //rami
  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    +1, absolutely
  • sergej_werbolowskisergej_werbolowski Member Posts: 1
    +1, also a Part library would be great. So lets say you can Select a Document and then select the Part you want to copy from it.
  • chris_8chris_8 OS Professional Posts: 101 PRO
    +1    And CTRL + C would be much more useful as Copy command instead of Create Circle command
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,448 PRO
    There is a workaround.. Thanks for @Philip Thomas (in thread Standard parts..)

    Insert one of each Part studio to assembly tab
    Next, translate the assembly into a Parasolid tab, and then translate that tab back into the Onshape format making sure that you select the ‘Flatten’ option. Now you have all the parts in a single part studio.
    //rami
  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    For solid modelling new users: bear in mind that the @Philip Thomas crafty round-trip method does result in a 'dumb' (ie non parametric) model. There are some quite powerful direct editing tools allowing a range of post facto changes, but such models can no longer be edited by going back in time and changing the underlying 'recipe'.
    It also bears emphasising: this is a temporary workaround to plug a short term gap in capability, but the concept has broader applicability, so it may be worth adding to your arsenal.
  • michael_dickeymichael_dickey Member Posts: 2
    +1 for this feature please
  • Josh_BondJosh_Bond Member Posts: 6
      lougallo said:
    @ka_wang_lee Currently you can copy/paste Part Studios but not one single part.
    So are you saying you can copy a part studio and paste it into another part studio? 

    So the only way to import a cad block is into an assembly, or at least you can't import into an existing part studio tab?  This seems to negate the training video that says drawing all your parts in one part studio instead of multiple studios is the preferred method. 
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,448 PRO
    Mr. Bond, you can copy/paste part studios from document to another - not into another part studio. 

    Inside document you can also derive part from another part studio.

    Let's be patient with cross-document references - we know they are under development and we all probably agree with Onshape that quality is no. 1 priority and release schedule is just in top 10.
    //rami
  • joseph_fournierjoseph_fournier Member Posts: 17
    edited March 2016
    3dcad said:
    There is a workaround.. Thanks for @Philip Thomas (in thread Standard parts..)

    Insert one of each Part studio to assembly tab
    Next, translate the assembly into a Parasolid tab, and then translate that tab back into the Onshape format making sure that you select the ‘Flatten’ option. Now you have all the parts in a single part studio.

    Hi,

    How can one Translate an Assembly into a Parasolid Tab, and then back into an Onshape Format? Do you mean Export and then Import back?

    Thank you.

    Joseph
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,448 PRO
    @joseph_fournier
    Yes, export to parasolid then import back.
    //rami
  • joseph_fournierjoseph_fournier Member Posts: 17
    Wonderful! This worked 3dcad. Thank you!
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,406
    @joseph_fournier - did you try Derive part? Once a part is inserted into another Part Studio you can use mate connectors and transform to position it where you want to and you get to keep the associativity with the original part definition too. 
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