In this latest update, we have made improvements across multiple aspects of Onshape. A lot of these updates have been driven by customer requests – if you have ideas for future improvements, please submit them here. But let’s take a look at what’s new right now:
WORKING IN SHEET METAL FLAT PATTERN
You can now create sketches and features in the sheet metal flat pattern. This allows users to simultaneously design their sheet metal in both the flat and folded state.
INCLUDE VISIBLE SKETCHES IN FLAT PATTERN EXPORT
Another improvement to sheet metal with this update is the option to include visible sketches when exporting a sheet metal flat pattern as a DXF or DWG. This can be useful if you need etching lines in your flat pattern for production.
OVERRIDE TESSELLATION SETTINGS
You can now control the tessellation quality of parts in a Part Studio for when you are performing small, detailed designs or visually checking tolerances and fit. This part property is configurable so you can change part configurations in assemblies to low resolution when working and high resolution when making images.
MATING HUD TOOLBAR
Mating workflow speed is now improved with a HUD toolbar that appears next to your cursor to quickly change mate types and orientation. This also allows for rapidly chaining together the creation of multiple mates in a row.
PROCESS MULTIPLE DOCUMENT TABS
The tab manager now has expanded capabilities for sorting Document tabs and processing multiple tabs at the same time. This can be useful when reorganizing projects.
API EXPLORER IMPROVEMENTS
Developers will now see an updated API Explorer environment with this release. The UI has been updated and the performance of the explorer has been improved for loading time and responses. API keys are now required for all calls through the API Explorer.
UPDATE DRAWING PROPERTIES ON RELEASE
Drawings that have been approved in a release workflow now show "Drawing approved by" and "Drawing approved date" properties in a drawing note.
ABILITY TO HAVE TEAMS AS APPROVERS
You can now select teams as approvers in the release candidate workflow. When selecting a team as an approver, the release occurs when any one member of the team approves it.
AUTOMATICALLY OBSOLETE PREVIOUS REVISION
The release workflow is more streamline with the company setting to automatically obsolete a previous revision when a new release is approved for an object.
INTELLIGENT TEAM SELECTION IN PROJECTS AND SHARING DIALOGS
In the Document sharing dialog and Onshape Enterprise Project dialog, Onshape will now suggest teams to select as you type in their names just like when selecting individuals.
Please take a moment to try out these new features and improvements and leave your comments below. For a detailed list of all the changes in this update, please see the Onshape Changelog.
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.