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Tech Tip: Using Advanced Search in Onshape
By Cody Armstrong - April 18, 2017

Onshape’s Advance Search now lets you search within Documents for metadata such as Name, Description, Part Number, State and Revision.  

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Topics: Tech Tips


Tech Tip: Multiple Browser Tabs
By Cody Armstrong - April 4, 2017

Because Onshape runs in a browser, you can have as many tabs open as you want, and can move various tabs onto multiple monitors.

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Topics: Tech Tips


Tech Tip: Shift-Select When Importing Files to Onshape
By Cody Armstrong - March 28, 2017

If you are moving to Onshape from another CAD system, one question you might have is, “How do I import all my CAD data from my past system?” Let’s take a look at a fast way to import many files at once.

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Topics: Tech Tips


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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