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Tech Tip: Green Check to Insert Parts
By Cody Armstrong - March 21, 2017

So, you’ve built your parts and are ready to assemble them in your assembly. Here is a short, but important tip for you.

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Topics: Tech Tips


Tech Tip: Importing and Exporting DXF Files in Onshape
By Cody Armstrong - March 14, 2017

DXF (and DWG) files are industry standards in the world of 2D CAD. They have been around for many years. CAD users work with DXF files everyday. Let’s take a look how Onshape handles importing and exporting DXF’s.

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Topics: Tutorials, Tech Tips


[eBook] Onshape’s Greatest Tech Tips (Volume 1)
By Cody Armstrong - March 9, 2017

Since the launch of Onshape, we’ve shared dozens of tech tips to help you become more successful with full-cloud CAD.  Learn how to be faster and more productive in CAD with Onshape’s new “Greatest Tech Tips” eBook.

Topics: Tutorials, Tech Tips

Topics: Tech Tips


Tech Tip: Roll to Here/Roll to End
By Cody Armstrong - March 7, 2017

In Onshape, rolling back in the feature list means carefully dragging the rollback bar up to the feature you want to revise. This works fine, but if you’ve had to rollback a long feature list many times, this begins to get annoying. Fortunately, there is an alternative that’s much easier.

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Topics: Tech Tips


Tech Tip: Designing Linkages In-Context
By Neil Cooke - February 28, 2017

Some mechanisms and linkages seem impossible to design. You know exactly where each part should be when the mechanism moves, but working out the length of each link and each pivot location can be a daunting task. Solve linkage design problems using Onshape’s unique approach to in-context design.

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Topics: Tech Tips


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:

Topics: Tech Tips

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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