Summer is almost here and we have an update that features some highly requested improvements. These improvements cover nearly all aspects of Onshape, from sketching to part and assembly modeling, drawings, data management and more. Let's dig in.
You will find a new "Curvature" sketch constraint that makes it easy to create curvature continuous transitions between sketch splines (and conics) and surrounding geometry.
MATE CONNECTOR IMPROVEMENTS
A new automatically generated mate connection point has been added at the virtual sharp of conical faces in Onshape. This makes mating conical faces easier, and is particularly useful when mating countersunk bolts to countersunk holes. Countersunk bolts in Standard Content will also automatically have this new mate connection point.
SECTION VIEW IMPROVEMENTS
Cylindrical faces can now be selected when creating section views in a Part Studio or assembly. This makes it much easier to create section views in parts or assemblies that are mostly round. In the past, the options were limited to planar faces and mate connectors.
You will find a new "Action Items" option when clicking your user name in the top right of your screen. Any releases waiting for your approval or tasks that are waiting for you to complete will be listed here.
HOLE CALLOUT IMPROVEMENTS
Hole Callouts have been improved in Onshape Drawings to better handle holes that pass through multiple parts. The Hole callout will now only show the details of the hole as it relates to that part.
DRAWING VIEW SIMPLIFICATION
You will find new drawing view simplification options both when inserting drawing views and when editing a drawing view's properties. You can simplify based on an absolute value, or as a percentage of either a Part or Part Studio/Assembly.
UPDATING DRAWING PROPERTIES
Drawing Properties can now be updated from a template. In the Drawing Properties flyout, you will see a new option that allows you to "Update properties from a template." You will also see a new option to "Lock drawing properties" that prevents drawing properties from being updated.
HIDE/SHOW SKETCHES IN SECTION VIEWS, BROKEN-OUT SECTION VIEWS, AND CROP VIEWS
You can now hide/show sketches for section views, broken-out section views, and crop views.
You can now download an image straight from the Print dialog. This allows you to create PNG images of your models without needing to use separate screenshot software.
DISPLAY NAME FOR CUSTOM PROPERTIES
Custom Properties now have a "Display name." This gives you more control over how custom properties are displayed.
PART NUMBERING IMPROVEMENTS
You can now define a part-numbering scheme that does not include a prefix.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
We have improved the user experience when attending Onshape Bootcamp. Now, you can access all the supporting materials as your training progresses, try new hands-on exercises, join the sessions, access notes, and ask a question all in one place. We also added a new technical briefing, Release Management FAQ, and updated our Hardware Recommendations.
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 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.