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insert part to assembly

mark_biasottimark_biasotti Member Posts: 123 ✭✭✭
My first use of this I found rather confusing and limited; A) I created a part in the part studio. B) then went to the assembly tab to see my part in assembly context. C) I want to insert a public part (or one of my other parts) into the current assembly but all it shows me is my current part

I then do a search for a bolt (there is one existing in the public area) but search brings back nothing. I also made a copy of the bolt for myself, but there is not way to insert it?
Rather confused????

M
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  • caradoncaradon OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 300 PRO
    edited September 2014
    Yeah, it seems that you can insert parts only if they exist within the active project/document.
    I find this rather limiting as well...

    Dries
  • lougallolougallo Member, Administrator, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,692
    Inter-document referencing is on the radar for sure. In this phase of our testing this is not the case so you will need to "part out" to a neutral format and then import it. We completely understand long-term this is not a limitation that can exist but for this stage in the development, there are much larger feature sets to incorporate into the product.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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