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What’s New in Onshape’s Latest Update (12/15/16)
By Cody Armstrong - December 15, 2016

It’s been an amazing year for Onshape, packed with new features and enhancements. For a closer look at Onshape’s 16 updates in 2016, click on the timeline above.

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Happy First Birthday, Onshape!
By Jon Hirschtick - December 12, 2016

This Wednesday is our product’s first birthday. December 14, 2015 marked the commercial release of Onshape, the first full-cloud CAD system that we built specifically to support Agile Design. It’s been an amazing year!

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Custom Feature Spotlight: Multi-Plane
By Cody Armstrong - December 7, 2016

If you’re a CAD user who creates a lot of complex lofts, you need a lot of construction planes. Lofts are often constructed over many evenly spaced planes to get the exact contour you are looking for. So how do we create all these planes?

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Tech Tip: Organizing Documents with Filters and Labels
By Neil Cooke - December 6, 2016

Onshape Professional gives you unlimited private storage. Unlimited, as in no limits. That’s much bigger than your hard drive and much bigger than your favorite cloud file-sharing service will ever be. Just think about that for a moment – you’ll never have to worry about disk space ever again.

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How to Move from SOLIDWORKS to Onshape
By Neil Cooke - November 30, 2016

At Onshape, we know a lot about SOLIDWORKS® because (as many of you already know) Onshape’s CEO Jon Hirschtick was the founder of SOLIDWORKS – and all six of Onshape’s co-founders were early and influential builders there.

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Tech Tip: Enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) in Onshape
By Cody Armstrong - November 29, 2016

The security of your data is a primary focus for Onshape. Some of the web’s most secure sites, such as banks, use two-factor authentication (2FA) to prevent the wrong people from accessing your data. Two-factor authentication works by requiring two pieces of identification to log into your account instead of just the typical email and password.

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10 Things You Should Know About Onshape Documents
By Daniel J. Murphy - November 28, 2016

The Onshape Document is a new concept for mechanical CAD users. In a nutshell, it is a project-level container that holds your Part Studios, Assemblies and Drawings. But it also offers many more productivity tools that may not be immediately obvious. This versatility is one of the key reasons why Onshape is the leading platform for Agile Product Design. Here are 10 things you may not know about Onshape Documents.

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Make Better Design Decisions With Real-Time Analytics and Controls
By Jon Hirschtick - November 23, 2016

As more companies are moving to agile design, CAD users are working faster with powerful new tools (including real-time deployment and real-time data management). But what about the managers who are responsible for keeping design projects on time and on budget?

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