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Move Context Origin

dt_userdt_user Member Posts: 8 PRO
When creating a part in context, the I am prompted to set an origin for the part studio to be created. How can I change this origin location once the context is already created?


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,795
    You can’t, that’s why it asks you to define it in the assembly first. The origin is really only a reference location - you could create a point or a mate connector to become your new origin. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEA 
  • tom_augertom_auger Member Posts: 115 ✭✭
    I did this - created a mate connector on the reference part, created the in-context part, but later I modified the original context and updated it, but the origin didn't move to match the new position of the mate connector so the whole model is broken - what did I miss?
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