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Part features

rohit_korirohit_kori Member Posts: 3
Is there any way make sure that when exporting and importing a part the operation history is intact? e.g. If i export a onshape part into solidworks the operation history of that part also comes along?


  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,385 PRO
    Sorry, no, you're exporting a dumb solid. 

    As far as I'm aware this is a limitation of all CAD software, as the feature methods differ there is no universal language to export with.

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,330
    Owen speaks the truth! 
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • gaby_rochinogaby_rochino Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 42

    The current state of the CAD industry is that the feature history is lost in translation when transferring between CAD systems. Some other CAD programs have the ability to rebuild a feature history from the model geometry, but the accuracy of this operation is incredibly variable, depending on how certain features were modeled.

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,385 PRO
    Owen speaks the truth! 
    Thanks Philip, if you don't mind I'm going to print that out, nail a stick to it and just hold it up next time someone comes into the office with a stupid request...

    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,387 PRO
    Sound like a t-shirt order and new backround image for desktop =)
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,385 PRO
    3dcad said:
    Sound like a t-shirt order and new background image for desktop =)
    Sounds like a plan, I'll give one each to my followers. :p
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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