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I don't understand files and sketches

mario_darceuilmario_darceuil Member Posts: 20
In a document how do I do different files of different parts? Also do different parts go on different sketches? Suppose I am modifying a part to make another part how do i create a different file for this? Do different parts go in different sketches, files or folders?

Answers

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers, Configurations EVP Posts: 925 PRO
    Nooooooooooo.

    Think of a "document" as a project folder.  You can put as many parts, assemblies and drawings in it as you wish.  You can even upload things to it like PDF's, videos, firmware files etc to it.

    OS excels in multi-part modelling where you can design many parts that fit together in one "PartStudio".

    I highly recommend looking at the tutorials / help centre / videos / free webinars before getting in too deep.  That'll make your docs so very much easier to get to grips with.

    Cheers,

    Owen S
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • Tony_C_Tony_C_ Member, Configurations EVP Posts: 165 PRO
    It does take a minute to get use to how OS makes things, or rather how you need to think about how you make things.
  • Tony_C_Tony_C_ Member, Configurations EVP Posts: 165 PRO
    At about the 6min mark is a good explanation on how parts work and how you build them. 

    https://www.onshape.com/videos/top-down-design-techniques-in-onshape-03-07-17
  • mario_darceuilmario_darceuil Member Posts: 20
    I duplicated and renamed that helped. Thank you.
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