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Help Onshape improve the linked document behavior and workflow

andy_morrisandy_morris Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 87
Onshape assemblies support inserting parts and assemblies from versions of linked documents. When new versions are available you can update the instances in the assembly. 

The Product Design team at Onshape would like to learn more about your experiences of this functionality so we can improve the behavior, and performance.

Please take part in this survey and have your say.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Andy Morris
Product Design Manager
Andy Morris / Head of Product Design / Onshape, Inc.


  • bill_danielsbill_daniels Member Posts: 240 ✭✭✭
    There are issues but they're hard to define.  I often see higher level assemblies broken when seemingly innocuous changes are made to lower level assemblies.  This is often caused by conflicts in groups which can be relieved by deleting higher-level groups. Simple changes like moving a hole seem to cause no problem whereas changing mates in a sub-assembly will almost always cause problems.  A better handling of mate and group hand-off when inserting sub-assemblies may be an approach.

    Links can become so entangled that a cause for errant behavior can't be traced.  I try to avoid links wherever possible.  For example, instead of moving a part studio to another document, I prefer to "Copy-to-clipboard" then paste tab as this seems to avoid creating a link.  Perhaps linking should be an "opt-in" feature
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