What’s New in Onshape’s Latest Update (12/15/16)

By Cody Armstrong / December 15, 2016

It’s been an amazing year for Onshape, packed with new features and enhancements. For a closer look at Onshape’s 16 updates in 2016, click on the timeline above.

We have one more major update for you before 2017. Check it out:

CURVE PATTERN

A new Curve Pattern tool has been added to the Part Studio’s pattern dropdown.

CENTERED PATTERN

A new "Centered" option can now be found in Linear and Circular Patterns in the Part Studio. This option allows you to pattern symmetrically when starting with a known center.

INSERTING A VERSION (ASSEMBLIES)

You can now insert a Version of a part or subassembly into the top level assembly even if everything is in the same Document. In the past, this required the versioned parts or subassemblies to be in a separate Document. This also applies to other commands that allow you to insert. Some examples are the Derived feature, insert image, and insert DXF/DWG.

EXPORT IMPROVEMENTS

A number of export improvements have been added with this update, including the ability to define the exported file's name, and remembering drawing and sketch export settings.

INSERTING A VERSION (DRAWINGS)

You can now insert a Version of a part or subassembly into a drawing even when everything is in the same Document. In the past, this required the versioned parts or subassemblies to be in a separate Document.

DANGLING DIMENSION IMPROVEMENTS

Dangling Dimensions got a big improvement with this update. Now, when a dimension becomes dangling, you will see graphically which attachment point is causing the problem.

SHEET SIZE FIELD

Sheet Size is now a field that you can use in Onshape Drawings. It can inserted into Notes or added to the title block, and if the sheet size is changed, the notes or title block automatically update.

RADIAL DIMENSION IMPROVEMENT

The text for a radial dimension will now be placed inline with the dimension when the dimension is inside the radius.

While we are excited about these updates, we are even more excited about the BIG things coming soon in 2017 – stay tuned!

Have an idea for a new feature or improvement in Onshape? Use the Feedback tool under the help menu in Onshape and let us know what’s on your mind.

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