We’ve already reached our fifth release of Onshape this year. Let’s take a look at some of the latest features below.

CAD IMPROVEMENTS

REPLACE IMPORTED BODY

You can now directly replace imported geometry within Onshape. You can update the file by right-clicking on the import feature or by selecting the "Update" button on the tab in the new CAD Imports folder.

 
 
 
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SHEET METAL HEM

You can now easily create hems, using a new dedicated Sheet Metal Feature.

 
 
 
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CURVATURE COMBS ON CURVE CREATION

You now have a new option to view the curvature combs of previewed edges while creating features such as Bridging curve, 3D fit spline, and Loft. These curvature combs update dynamically as you modify the curves.

 
 
 
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IMPROVED HLR PERFORMANCE

You’ll see improved performance when creating drawing views displayed with the Hidden Lines Removed display style, particularly when rendering organic shapes which create spline-silhouette edges.

DRAWING TABLES - OPTIMIZATION OF FIT ON DOUBLE-CLICK

Within a drawing table, a double-click on a cell border will auto-size the row or column to fit the contents.

EDIT SECTION CONTEXT MENU ITEM (SECTION VIEWS)

You can easily edit a section view through a more discoverable “Edit section” option in the right-click menu of the section view itself.

INDUSTRY SYNONYMS ADDED TO ONSHAPE HELP

While searching through Onshape's Help content, you may now query for synonymous terms from other CAD tools, and the results will return the appropriate Onshape equivalent. For example, searching for “move” will now also display Onshape’s Transform feature.

PREFIXES FOR CHAMFER DIMENSIONS

You can now add a prefix on chamfer dimensions. This can be useful for calling out quantities, much like you would on a hole callout.

PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

UPDATE PROPERTIES WITH API ONLY

You can now create properties that are locked in the user interface, and only editable via the API. This can be configured independently for versions and workspaces. This is useful for managing third-party integrations.

ENTERPRISE IMPROVEMENTS

BLOCK DUPLICATE DOCUMENT NAMES

Within an Enterprise, you can now prevent users from creating Documents with a name identical to that of an existing Document. This feature is configurable using a regular expression, so you may choose what is enforced as a matching name.

What's New in Onshape's Latest Update (April 15th, 2019)

We’ve already reached our fifth release of Onshape this year. Let’s take a look at some of the latest features below.

CAD IMPROVEMENTS

REPLACE IMPORTED BODY

You can now directly replace imported geometry within Onshape. You can update the file by right-clicking on the import feature or by selecting the "Update" button on the tab in the new CAD Imports folder.

 
 
 
Video Thumbnail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHEET METAL HEM

You can now easily create hems, using a new dedicated Sheet Metal Feature.

 
 
 
Video Thumbnail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CURVATURE COMBS ON CURVE CREATION

You now have a new option to view the curvature combs of previewed edges while creating features such as Bridging curve, 3D fit spline, and Loft. These curvature combs update dynamically as you modify the curves.

 
 
 
Video Thumbnail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IMPROVED HLR PERFORMANCE

You’ll see improved performance when creating drawing views displayed with the Hidden Lines Removed display style, particularly when rendering organic shapes which create spline-silhouette edges.

DRAWING TABLES - OPTIMIZATION OF FIT ON DOUBLE-CLICK

Within a drawing table, a double-click on a cell border will auto-size the row or column to fit the contents.

EDIT SECTION CONTEXT MENU ITEM (SECTION VIEWS)

You can easily edit a section view through a more discoverable “Edit section” option in the right-click menu of the section view itself.

INDUSTRY SYNONYMS ADDED TO ONSHAPE HELP

While searching through Onshape's Help content, you may now query for synonymous terms from other CAD tools, and the results will return the appropriate Onshape equivalent. For example, searching for “move” will now also display Onshape’s Transform feature.

PREFIXES FOR CHAMFER DIMENSIONS

You can now add a prefix on chamfer dimensions. This can be useful for calling out quantities, much like you would on a hole callout.

PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

UPDATE PROPERTIES WITH API ONLY

You can now create properties that are locked in the user interface, and only editable via the API. This can be configured independently for versions and workspaces. This is useful for managing third-party integrations.

ENTERPRISE IMPROVEMENTS

BLOCK DUPLICATE DOCUMENT NAMES

Within an Enterprise, you can now prevent users from creating Documents with a name identical to that of an existing Document. This feature is configurable using a regular expression, so you may choose what is enforced as a matching name.

April 16, 2019

Topics: What's New

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