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What's New in Onshape's Latest Update (11/22/16)
By Neil Cooke - November 22, 2016

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we've brought this release forward to give you something to do during your time off! Great set of usability improvements this time around with something for everybody. Let’s take a look:

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Tech Tip: Customizing the Shortcut Toolbar
By Cody Armstrong - November 21, 2016

In a recent update, Onshape added Shortcut Toolbars that make it easy to find common commands without a lot of mouse travel. Simply type “s” on your keyboard and a context-sensitive menu will appear next to your cursor in Part Studios and Assemblies.

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Sharing Design Workloads on Tight Deadlines
By Neil Cooke - November 17, 2016

Tight deadlines – ugh! Even the sound of it is enough to make you shudder. Nobody enjoys working their fingers to the bone, but delivering a project on time is part of every engineer’s daily life. After dreaming up the latest in product innovation and exceeding all your customers’ demands, the tight deadline is the last hurdle to overcome. And it can make or break your reputation.

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Topics: Industry Perspectives


Who Screwed Up My Model?
By Darren Henry - November 16, 2016

Rebuild error? No problem! If your team has been using parametric CAD software over the last decade, they have most likely spent countless hours downloading and installing software, rebooting and restarting workstations, and dealing with crashes and rebuild errors. The last two occurrences are the most frustrating and often result in obscene expletives.

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Tech Tip: Sketch Patterns in Onshape
By Cody Armstrong - November 15, 2016

Onshape has many different commands for patterning sketches, aces, features and parts. Let’s take a look at creating a linear and circular pattern of sketch geometry.

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Agile Designers Need Real-Time Data Management
By Jon Hirschtick - November 10, 2016

In my last two blogs, we explored how forward-thinking companies are striving to speed up their time to market and boost innovation through a new approach to manufacturing: Agile Design. We looked at how full-cloud CAD enables real-time deployment for design teams, allowing them to provide new employees, contractors or partners instant access to their CAD system and CAD data on any computer, phone or tablet.

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Topics: Industry Perspectives


Open Innovation: Agile Companies Seek Crowdsourced Product Development
By Scott Kahan - November 9, 2016

What can you learn from strangers? Some of the world’s most successful companies are now embracing Open Innovation, an effort to crowdsource development ideas from their customers and others – with the goal of potentially incorporating those ideas into future product lines.

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Tech Tip: Using the Debug Feature in FeatureScript
By Cody Armstrong - November 8, 2016

One of the most useful features for troubleshooting FeatureScript code is the debug function. Let’s take a look at how to use it!

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