Frequent question: What does it mean to fix a part in Onshape?

What does fix do in Onshape?

Ground a sketch entity on the sketch plane so that it does not move. Constraints can be toggled on while you make selections.

What is a part in Onshape?

Parts (solid bodies) are created from sketch regions (closed regions are indicated by shading). Surfaces can be created from any sketch curves, even if they are part of a closed region. Select the Extrude tool in the toolbar. The dialog opens.

What does the fix command do inside an assembly?

The Fix Together command attaches selected elements together. You can select as many components as you wish, but they must belong to the active component. This command is also available from the Insert menu and works both in Design and Visualization mode.

Which mate allows the most degrees of freedom?

In Onshape there is just one Mate between any two parts, and therefore the movement (degrees of freedom) between those two parts embedded within the Mate.

Mates in Onshape & their Types [2020]

Degrees of Freedom Mate Types
Three Degrees of Freedom Planar Mate Ball Mate
Four Degree of Freedom Parallel Mate
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Is Onshape free for hobbyists?

At no cost, hobbyists, makers, and others who are willing to freely share their designs can pursue their projects without the hassles commonly found in old CAD systems. Onshape is accessible from any device, never loses data, and makes sharing and collaboration easy.

Can I replace a part in Solidworks assembly?

You can replace components in an assembly. You can replace a part with a subassembly or vice versa. You can replace one, more than one, or all instances of a component at the same time.

How do you replace a part in an assembly?

Click Replace Components (Assembly toolbar). Click File > Replace. Right-click a component and select Replace Components.

How do I move a Solidworks File without breaking references?

Right click on a part of a SolidWorks part file and open the SolidWork context menu. Select rename or move from the SolidWorks context menu. Move the file or rename the file in the prompt which appears after selecting the option you want.

What does a gray line represent when sketching Onshape?

Was the sketch hidden? It will appear light gray if it is. You can hide/unhide by moving your mouse to the area where the eye ball is and toggle it on or off.

What kind of shape in a sketch should be drawn to create a sphere?

The first step in learning to draw a sphere is to draw a circle. Lightly sketch a square, and then slice off the corners to make a sketchy octagon. Next, indicate a direct light source that’s angled 45 degrees slightly toward the sphere.

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