With this release, Onshape builds on the theme of adding mate relationships to define the motion of complex mechanisms.

Linear_Guide

Onshape adds a ‘Screw’ mate relationship and a ‘Linear­Linear’ mate relationship. These coupled with the ‘Gear’ and ‘Rack­and­Pinion’ relationship announced in the previous release provide a rich set of tools build complex dynamic mechanisms.

 

While we are talking about mates, Onshape now includes the ability to modify any mate that constrains linear degrees of freedom to include an offset. This provides the ability to define, for instance, a clearance between any two parts without having to define or modify a mate connector.

Mate_Offset

In this release, there are a couple of nice additions to sketching.

The first is the ability to now add or remove control points from a spline.

Add_spline_point

The second sketching enhancement in this release is the ability to toggle any dimension from a driving state to being driven (and back again). This gives the user a lot of flexibility in defining design intent, as well as feedback on reference dimensions.

Driven_Dimension

With this release, Onshape streamlines the tab management workflow by adding new tabs immediately after the active one.

Tab_Management

Finally, keep your Document list clean and up-to-date by removing yourself from shares where you no longer need access to the Document.

Remove_from_Share

See all of these new capabilities used and discussed in the accompanying video below:

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