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How do I update a configuration within an assembly through the API?

ethan_keller924ethan_keller924 Member Posts: 36 PRO
I would like to change the configuration of a particular part instance within an assembly without importing a new part. Is this possible with the current API? I don't see any way to do it currently...

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  • connor_pinsonconnor_pinson Member Posts: 10 PRO
    Might I ask what your end goal is? I don't think there's a way to do this without deleting/re-instancing.  Are you experiencing problems with this method breaking future references like assembly pattern, mating, or drawing dimensions?

  • AmericanTentAmericanTent Member Posts: 2 PRO
    Hey @ethan_keller924, were you ever able to figure this out? I have an assembly of parts, each with it's own configuration for length. Struggling to figure out how to change this with either the Python onshape-client (preferred), or the HTTP endpoint. Any pointers would be appreciated.
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,646
    @Ethan_K is actually an Onshape employee now, working on our API! I will direct this to him.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • Sébastien_CouetSébastien_Couet Member Posts: 1 PRO
    Hello, do we have any news about the implementation of this feature ? It would be so helpful... 

    Thanks in advance for your support !
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