What's New in Onshape's Latest Update (3/27/17)

By Neil Cooke / March 27, 2017

It’s update time again! We hope you enjoy using these new improvements as much as we enjoy creating them for you...

ADVANCED SEARCH

The search tool on the Documents Page can now search within Documents for metadata such as Name, Description, Part Number, State and Revision.

 
 
 
 
 
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COMPARE

The Compare tool can now be accessed via a new button in the Versions and History flyout. This makes it more discoverable and easier to view the differences between two versions or branches of your design.

 
 
 
 
 
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FLAT PATTERNS IN ASSEMBLIES AND DRAWINGS

Flat patterns of sheet metal parts can now be inserted into Assemblies and Drawings.

 
 
 
 
 
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SURFACE FINISH SYMBOLS

You can now add surface finish symbols to Drawings.

 
 
 
 
 
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PERSISTENT DRAWING DIALOGS

Now when you create a Geometric Tolerance, a Datum, a Balloon, a Hole Callout, or a Surface Finish, the dialog will remain open and allow you to place multiple symbols one after another. You can see this in action in the Surface Finish video above.

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BOM TABLE ORDER AND UNLINKING

You can now set the BOM table to populate bottom to top so you can place the table above your title block. You can also now unlink the table from your BOM app to edit it manually.

 
 
 
 
 
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PROJECTED VIEWS

The Projected View command in Drawings will now activate automatically after placing the first view and remain active so you can layout your Drawing faster. New projected views now also copy the style of the parent view.

 
 
 
 
 
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VIRTUAL SHARP EDGE EXTENSIONS

Virtual Sharp style can now be set to either Centermark or Edge Extension. Open the Drawing Properties dialog and scroll down to the bottom to toggle the setting for the entire Drawing.



FEATURESCRIPT PROFILER

The Feature Studio now has a built-in profiler to help optimize your custom features for efficiency and speed.

 
 
 
 
 
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PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

With this update we have made improvements to performance in many areas including Document open, roll forward/roll to end, graphics loading, interactive frame rates, tab switching, and the Tab Manager. There are also additional performance improvements in drawings, with reduced lag when moving and deleting entities and reduced delay when moving complex views and large notes.


SPACEMOUSE SUPPORT IN DRAWINGS

Onshape now supports the SpaceMouse series of devices from 3Dconnexion for panning and zooming in Drawings. A separate section of the 3Dconnexion properties dialog is dedicated to Onshape Drawings so you can customize the controller and button actions specifically for Drawings.

Do you have a great idea for a new feature or improvement in Onshape? Please post your ideas in the Improvement Requests category in the Onshape Forums so that everyone can vote on the best ideas and help us prioritize development.

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