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sharing just an assembly

rick_conardrick_conard Member Posts: 23
how do I share an assembly with someone to view,  and not allow them to see other tabs in the document? 


  • Ignacio_Martos_Ignacio_Martos_ Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 12

    Create a new document, open an assembly tab, insert the desired assembly for sharing purposes and share that document! It will restrict access to only that assembly. 

    When using link sharing you can also share to a locked version, workspace or release in a branch. So alternatively create a branch, delete everything, assemble the top level assembly you want to share and then you can link share from the same document (but I would recommend the first approach as best practice)  

  • Jake_DelanoJake_Delano Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 27
    If you'd like to share just a single tab with someone, you will need to have it in its own document. If you right click on the tab at the bottom of the screen, there is an option called "Move to document..." where you can put that tab in either another existing document or a brand new document. Put the assembly in a new document and then share that new document with someone.
  • rick_conardrick_conard Member Posts: 23
    the "insert assembly into a new document"  method works,  however it is still possible to see the BOM.   Is there any way to hide or prevent the BOM from being accessible?

    thanks for the answers.

  • Jake_DelanoJake_Delano Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 27
    Apologies for such a late reply, Rick. There is currently not a way to hide the BOM, as it is built in to each assembly tab by nature and is intended to be accessible when sharing assembly data.
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