With so many great new feature requests from our user community, we can’t deliver the updates fast enough! So here's the latest, ahead of schedule, with several new productivity features for Sheet Metal, Drawings and Configurations. Keep those improvement requests coming. Enjoy!
FACE PATTERN AND FACE MIRROR IN SHEET METAL
Face Pattern and Face Mirror features can now be added to active sheet metal parts. A new button has also been added to these feature dialogs to enable quick access to the Create Selection tool.
ARC CENTERLINES IN DRAWINGS
The Edge to Edge Centerline feature in Drawings can now be used to add arc and circle centerlines, ideal for annotating arc slots and other curved features.
SKETCHES IN DRAWING VIEWS
You can now add a sketch into an existing drawing view of a part. This gives you more ways to detail and annotate important information that is critical to the manufacture of your part.
SPLINES IN DRAWINGS
You can now draw splines in Drawings. A spline can be drawn on the drawing sheet or it can be snapped to model geometry in a single drawing view (in which case it will be associated with the view). The spline entity has the same behavior as a spline in a sketch; you can make an open spline, a closed spline, move spline points to change the shape, add more spline points, and delete spline points. Splines in Drawings can also self-intersect.
DRAWING SHEET REFERENCES
The Drawing Sheets flyout now lists the Part, Part Studio or Assembly that the Drawing View was created from. Right-clicking the reference enables you to quickly switch tabs.
ADDING DATA TO CONFIGURATION TABLES
You can now copy and paste data into cells in a configuration table. These cells also now behave more like a spreadsheet with easy to use keyboard navigation.
The Compare tool can now be used to inspect the differences between two configurations.
CONFIGURE CUSTOM PROPERTIES
In addition to the default part properties, any custom part properties created by a Company admin can now be added to a configuration table.
SPLIT FACE WITH FACE OR SKETCH REGION
In the last update, we introduced the option to split a part using a face from a solid or a sketch region. This capability has now been extended to the Split Face feature. This gives you more flexibility; you no longer have to create a plane, a surface or a sketch perpendicular to the face you want to split.
For a detailed list of all the changes in this update, please see the Onshape Changelog.
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