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Changing variable of part inside assembly

safa_alfulaijsafa_alfulaij Member Posts: 2
Hello all.
I am new to OnShape, and trying to get my head around it. (I know parametric modelling from Fusion360).
I have a part, called WoodStick, that has 3 dimentions, length width and height. I'm trying to add the part in my assembly, and modfiy those variables from there, but with no luck.
In-Context doesn't create a snapshot for variable changes.


The idea is that I'm trying to create a wardrobe, and that WoodStick is the bottom support wood pieces.
Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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  • safa_alfulaijsafa_alfulaij Member Posts: 2
    Thank you! I just didn't know that "Change configuration..." option changes those variables.

    I'll look more into how to manage my parts and make assembly more useful!
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,145 PRO
    It doesn't actually "change" anything in the part studio. It creates a "New Instance" of the part with the length you specify in the configured variable.

    It's more like a virtual configuration. It only exists where/when you create it.

    They save you from having to create a large table of configs, and let you make them on the fly.
    But can be more complex than they seem at first.

    Here is more on that: https://cad.onshape.com/help/Content/configurations.htm?Highlight=configuration%20variable

    But @NeilCooke is correct, this is one of those things that should like it is best modeled in the same partstudio.
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