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Changes to part are not changing that part's drawing.

george_ryalsgeorge_ryals Member Posts: 2
What am I doing wrong here? I made a drawing from a part. then made all the dimensions i needed. Later, I changed a hole size in the part and the part drawing didn't update with the change. 


  • abefeldmanabefeldman Member Posts: 166 ✭✭✭
    @george_ryals - drawings do not update automatically to prevent changes in the part studio from breaking everything.  Instead, you can manually update by clicking the update drawing button on the toolbar.  It should turn yellow if there were changes to the model that aren't present in the drawing.

    Abe Feldman
    UX/PD/Community Support
  • viruviru Member, Developers Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭
    @george_ryals, Kindly click on Update feature ( ) or use shortcut key Ctrl-q for update in drawing.

    Updating a Drawing

    Shortcut: Ctrl-q

    When an underlying Part Studio or Assembly of a drawing is changed, the drawing may need to be updated, as indicated by the active (the inactive icon is grayed out, as you may expect). Changes that trigger this condition may be seemingly insignificant, like moving a sketch dimension or hiding a construction plane in a Part Studio. To understand better why this button is active, check the History of the document to view recent changes.

    Note that this action only updates drawing views, nothing else in the drawing or document, and does not check for updated links to other documents.

    1. Click .
    2. Refresh your browser to regenerate the drawing.
    3. Check the drawing for any issues.

    At times, the update might not work seamlessly and an added entity (a dimension, for example) may turn red because it might be broken (or dangling).

    You can fix a broken dimension by clicking the grip point and dragging it to where it should be. This is perfectly normal, especially if the change to the part or assembly was significant.


    Given that a drawing may need to be updated as a result of a small change in a document (see above), you may want to 'lock down' a drawing so the Update button will not highlight. Simply version the document: this freezes the drawing in its current state and you can then mark the drawing's state as Released in the version.

  • george_ryalsgeorge_ryals Member Posts: 2
    UGH! thank you!!!! I would have guessed it was the highlighted button right in front of my face. 
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