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What's New in Onshape's Latest Update (2/13/2017)
By Cody Armstrong - February 13, 2017

“When will you have sheet metal?” is a question I used to hear nearly every day. I’m very happy to say the answer to that question is right now! As with everything in Onshape, our approach to sheet metal is revolutionary.

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Unfolding Onshape Sheet Metal
By Neil Cooke - February 8, 2017

Sheet metal is lightweight, inexpensive, and easily formed into almost any shape. However, for all its versatility, it is usually confined to the very mundane task of providing the world with cases, covers, and brackets. But without these, where would we be? Moldings, castings and machining from solid are way too expensive. So for many applications, sheet metal is the go-to material and manufacturing process.

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Onshape Unveils “Simultaneous Sheet Metal” Tools
By Darren Garnick - February 7, 2017

If you’re at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing 2017 conference today in Anaheim, California, please stop by the Onshape Agile Design Pavilion (Booth 3401) to see the first live demo of our soon-to-be released “Simultaneous Sheet Metal” tools!

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Onshape Custom Feature Spotlight: Wiring
By Cody Armstrong - January 31, 2017

One very common question we get is “Can I route a wire in Onshape?” The answer is yes, with this custom feature created by our own Noa Flaherty and Jon Sorrells:

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Partner Spotlight: Swift Calcs Speeds Up Your Engineering Design & Analysis Calculations
By Brentan Alexander - January 31, 2017

Swift Calcs is excited to announce that the full Swift Calcs product suite, including Public, Business, and Professional plans, is now available in the Onshape App Store.

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3 Tips For Designing In-Context in Onshape
By Cody Armstrong - January 26, 2017

In-Context Editing was only recently added to Onshape, but its reception has already been tremendous. We have received tons of positive feedback on Onshape’s unique approach to a problem that has plagued the CAD world for years.

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Making Beauty a Priority in Industrial Design
By Darren Garnick - January 25, 2017

Just like Apple puts creativity into the look of most of its functional objects – such as power cords and internal packing materials – medical industrial designer Arthur Hobden sees opportunity to infuse art into unexpected products.

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What Hardware Gives You the Best Onshape Experience?
By Noa Flaherty - January 19, 2017

To optimize your Onshape experience, here are recommended hardware guidelines for full-cloud CAD.

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