This latest update includes numerous improvements to Drawings and to our core modeling tools. As always, our development is driven by you, so please keep those Improvement Requests coming by visiting the Onshape Forums and voting on your favorites. Let's dig in!
LOFT WITH PATH
You can now control the shape of a loft using a Path. Intermediate sections added at regular intervals along the Path create a smooth transition between each Profile. The number of intermediate sections affects the smoothness of the loft.
The curvature of all sketch entities, curves, and model edges can now be shown as a curvature comb to check for inflections, tangency and curvature continuity.
NAMED VIEWS IN DRAWINGS
Named Views from a Part Studio or Assembly can now be used to place a view in your drawing. This is ideal for when you want to create a view of a specific feature or you need to reorient your drawing views differently from your model views.
CUSTOM SHEET SIZES
You can now edit the sheet properties in a Drawing to create a custom size. All borders and title blocks will resize and move to fit.
FORMAT LOCK, TABLE GRIP POINTS AND VIEW UPDATES
A drawing format can now be locked to prevent any accidental changes to the title block or drawing borders. Tables have new grip points specifically for moving and resizing to make it much easier to size and position tables on your drawings. Existing views now stay on the screen longer during a drawing update to help you visualize the changes.
EDITING GTOL FRAMES
The last frame in a geometric tolerance can now be removed to make editing easier. The Composite option added in the previous update now adheres to standards, only permitting its use with True Position, Profile (Surface), and Profile (Line).
SELECTION FILTER FOR SHEET METAL FILLET AND CHAMFER
Onshape will now filter out all sheet metal edges that cannot be filleted or chamfered. This makes it much easier and faster to select small corner edges without having to zoom in and out.
RECENT CHANGES NOTIFICATION
If somebody has made changes to a Document since you last opened it, a notification will let you know and highlight each of the changes in the Versions and History flyout.
FILTER ADVANCED SEARCH RESULTS BY VERSION OR WORKSPACE
The advanced search capability added recently lets you search within your Documents to find Parts, Assemblies and Drawings based on Name, Description, Part number, State and Revision. A new "Results from" field now lets you filter your search results to display content by Workspace and/or Versions and to display all Versions or just the latest. This is particularly useful when searching Documents containing numerous Versions to help you quickly find what you're looking for.
Onshape now automatically reduces the level of detail on screen when rotating large assemblies with lots of parts to improve interactive graphics performance.
ASSEMBLY SECTION VIEW PERFORMANCE IN DRAWINGS
Creating a section view in a Drawing of a large assembly is now significantly faster.
IMPORTING SPLINES IN DXF FILES
Onshape is now more tolerant when importing DXF and DWG files which contain splines with discontinuities. More complex imported profiles can now be used in sketches to create other downstream features such as Extrude and Revolve.
Do you have a great idea for a new feature or improvement in Onshape? Please post your ideas in the Onshape Forums or vote on existing feature requests to help us prioritize development.