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Using Versions as Configurations

Adrian_1Adrian_1 Member Posts: 1
Dear Folks;

I'm originally a SolidWorks user, so I'm used to configurations and am trying to create the same functionality using versioning. 

I started with a simple part studio for steel flat bars. I created one of them as Main, 1" x 1" x 77" LG. Next I created a second version, 36" long. 

It was easy enough to change the flat bar to the 36" version in the assembly using edit in context, but then the whole darn project is locked view only and you cant edit any other part studio within the assembly.

Is there a proper way to do this ?, havent found any tutorial addressing it beyond the basic versioning video

Many Thanks!


  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,849
    @Adrian_1 I wouldn't recommend that because versions are document wide and is not as straight forward unless you only have one part studio. If you setup a document with one part studio and then adjust your part, save a version and then link that part into your assembly in another document you can sort of do it and keep track of what is going on.

    You can use versions for document linking but you cannot do in context editing with linked documents yet.  We will eventually add functionality that will address this but at this point I would avid trying to use versions for configurations.

    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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