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moving parts between assemblies

IsoThermIsoTherm Member Posts: 39 PRO
edited January 2018 in Community Support
I have several parts inserted into a main assembly that I wish to move into already inserted sub assemblies. Is there a way to do that without deleting the part(s) from the main assembly and then re-inserting them into the desired sub assembly? Would be handy.

Best Answer


  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,864 PRO
    Expand the sub assy in the tree and then just drag and drop the parts from the top assy into the sub assy.
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  • Benjamin_DellalBenjamin_Dellal Member Posts: 8 PRO
    edited November 2018
    I get the error " Cannot be completed as it would modify a saved version" What am I doing wrong?
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 469
    edited November 2018
    It sounds like your assembly references the subassembly via version, possibly the subassembly exists in another document. If this is the case, there are different options, depending on the desired document structure - too hard to advise without seeing the document.
    Please publish a link to your document here.
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