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Meshes in Assemblies

GWS50GWS50 Member Posts: 300 PRO
I have just been using Fusion 360 to look at a file a colleague has sent me and noticed that he was able to insert a mesh into an assembly. It would be most useful if OnShape were able to do this. 
Are there any plans to allow this?


  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,381
    @GWS50 - Short answer is YES! Long answer is that it will happen faster as more Pro users submit enhancement requests.
    Please 'submit feedback' from your help dropdown to accelerate this! :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,992 PRO
    edited September 2019
    @GWS50 I voted it up.

    One work around, use incontext.

    Steps for showing meshes in assemblies:
    -partstudio containing meshes & a solid body
    -assembly that contains partstudio
    -double click solid body from feature tree while in assembly
    -onshape will show assembly in partstudio with meshes

    Some times I wish we had control over the opacity of the ghosted bodies used for incontext. Since I'm using incontext, mainly for everything these days, I'd like this control. I'd like the ghosted bodies to be almost opaque.

    Please vote this one up also:

  • GWS50GWS50 Member Posts: 300 PRO
    Thank you for the workaround. I'll give it a go.
    I have voted up your request
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