Here are some highly sought improvements across the platform to welcome our American customers back from the July 4th holiday weekend – and the rest of our worldwide customers back from their regular weekend! Let's get started.

CAD IMPROVEMENTS

MOVE BOUNDARY

Move Boundary can take surfaces and extend them outwards, cut a surface back, or untrim a surface with the use of various end conditions. You can also extend and cut back a surface simultaneously depending on the end conditions and the selection made.

 
 
 
 
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CURVATURE VISUALIZATION IMPROVEMENTS

The Show Curvature dialog now gives you the options to display curvature combs, the minimum radius of an edge, curve or sketch entity, and inflection points along 2D splines in a sketch.

 
 
 
 
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TABLE PERFORMANCE

The performance of large configuration tables has been improved with this update. The most noticeable change is the decrease in time it takes to open a large configuration table as well as to scroll through the table. Configuration tables can also be collapsed to help condense larger lists.

 
 
 
 
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CUSTOM FEATURE ICONS

Custom features now support icons for users to be able to differentiate between the many powerful features they are taking advantage of in both the toolbar and feature list. In the past, having the two features “Beams” and “Belt” would show the same “Be” icon, making it hard to tell which is which feature in the toolbar. Custom features will still be ordered alphabetically in the toolbar. Documentation on how to specify a custom feature icon can be found here.

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Screenshot of Onshape's new icons for custom features.

COMMAND SEARCH FOR CUSTOM FEATURES

Searching for a custom feature to use will now be easier through the command search. For those with a large collection of custom features, just open up the command search and start typing the name of the custom feature you want to utilize. Like any other feature, the command search will show you the closest options with the ability to open that custom feature right away.

Animation of how Onshape users can use the Command Search to find custom features.

DRAWING VIEW UPDATE

An out-of-date drawing will now automatically update after a new view of the same reference is placed. Previously, the drawing will remain out-of-date requiring the user to manually update the drawing so that all views are in sync.

 
 
 
 
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GEOMETRIC TOLERANCE STANDARDS IMPROVEMENT

When dragging away from a dimension, the geometric tolerance automatically gains a leader and remains inline with the dimension. For ISO and ANSI standards, this means the geometric tolerance will always be horizontally aligned regardless of the setting in the drawing properties.

Animation of Onshape's geometric tolerance standards improvement.

PERMISSION CHANGE TO DELETE A WORKSPACE

The ability to delete an Onshape Document workspace now requires the ‘Delete’ permission instead of just the ‘Edit’ permission for that Document. For a full breakdown of sharing permissions and what they impact, take a look at our help documentation.

Screenshot of the Onshape permissions required to delete a workspace.

ENTERPRISE IMPROVEMENTS

ADMIN ENTERPRISE SIGN-IN CONTROL

Enterprise administrators can now enforce signing in through the established single sign-on (SSO) provider by disabling the Onshape password sign-in. Administrators will see this option when establishing their SSO provider. See our help documentation for more information on configuring integrations with identity providers.

Screenshot of how Onshape users sign in without Onshape credentials.
Screenshot of how Onshape Enterprise administrators create a Single Sign-On (SSO) provider.

GLOBAL PERMISSION FOR WORKSPACE DELETION

The ability to delete a workspace (branch) will now be tied to the ‘Permanently delete’ global permission. Deleting Documents and workspaces are the two ways to remove information and are now both controlled through this global permission.

CONTROL ACCESS TO CLOUD INTEGRATIONS

Enterprise administrators will be able to control whether or not users can see and use an integration provider, such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Under the Company settings, administrators will now see a section for integrations where they can decide which integrations are seen by the Enterprise as well as which users and teams have access to the integration.

Screenshot of Onshape's updated integrations page.