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Turning assembly sketches on in drawings

brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,026 PRO
I have some layout sketches which have been added to an assembly. Is there a way to turn these on to show them on the drawing?
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  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Posts: 1,798 EDU
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    There does not seem to be a way to do this.
    You can create a sketch in a Part Studio and insert a view of the sketch, then align it to the assembly view you want.
    MB - I make FeatureScripts:View FeatureScripts

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  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,798 EDU
    Accepted Answer
    There does not seem to be a way to do this.
    You can create a sketch in a Part Studio and insert a view of the sketch, then align it to the assembly view you want.
    MB - I make FeatureScripts:View FeatureScripts
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,026 PRO
    Thanks Morgan, that works until you want to add dimensions beteen the 2 views. 
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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,026 PRO
    Yes, I just run into this problem again yesterday. It make sense that we should be able to switch sketches on from assemblies.  
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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,720 PRO
    +1
  • jacques_spillmannjacques_spillmann OS Professional Posts: 25 PRO
    +200%
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,026 PRO
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    Yes definitely needed. I don't think it's been added yet.  A workaround that I have used is making solid dummy blocks, you may even be able to use one with splits on the faces for drawing shown as a wireframe. 
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  • MechEngManMechEngMan Member Posts: 19 PRO
    We keep coming back to this requirement as well. And I think it is time for it to be pushed to the top (or as near to the top as possible :P) of Onshape's pile. It is keeping us from fully being able to utilise Onshape as we now have to go back to Solidworks to do detailed assembly sketches on drawings. Aligning them by hand in the drawing interface is not an option. We really really need this. 
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,026 PRO
    @MechEngMan I agree, a much greater requirement for me in assemblies than parts.  
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  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,410 PRO
    @brucebartlett I've just been extruding datums in my layout sketches and importing surfaces into drawings.

    I'd rather have sketches with multi-color assignment. I'm on your side.

  • james_closejames_close Member Posts: 9
    Arrangement layout is different than Assembly layout in my mind and the ability to insert Assembly sketch is a requirement.
    The alternative is to create Part Studio "fake" geometry to convey what is really sketch quality (lower overhead) entities.
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