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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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Topics: Tech Tips


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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Topics: Tech Tips


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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Topics: Tech Tips


Tech Tip: Assigning a State to Your Design in Onshape
By Cody Armstrong - December 22, 2016

One of the more common questions we hear is “Can I assign a state to my model in Onshape?” The answer is yes. Onshape currently has four states to choose from: “In Progress,” “Pending,” “Released,” and “Obsolete.”

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Topics: Tech Tips


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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Topics: Tech Tips


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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Topics: Tech Tips


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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