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Welcome to our second release of June and, once again, it includes a wide variety of features: surfacing, drawings, productivity tools, usability improvements, and more. 

Let's take a look.

Highlights from the 1.166 What's New update.

Please take a moment to try out these new features and improvements and leave your comments in the Onshape Forums post. For a detailed list of all the changes in this update, please see the changelog.

Remember: The updates listed here are now live for all users when creating new Documents. Over the next few days, these features will also be available in Documents created before this update.

General Improvements

Dihedral Analysis 

A new evaluation tool for measuring the dihedral angle between two faces is now available: Dihedral Analysis. Click the Show Analysis tools icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen to access this tool. Note that Interference Detection and Curve/Edge Analysis tools are also accessed from here.

Create Isoclines

A new feature to create isoclines (curves on a face) is now available. Select one or more faces, a direction of reference, and an angle. Isoclines are useful for generating silhouette curves and tangency lines for adding manual draft.

Custom Frame Profile Libraries

Users may now create and manage their own Frame Profile libraries. Professional and Enterprise licenses allow companies to have a shared frame library managed by an administrator. In addition, each individual user can set up their own frame profile library folder for their own use.

All current Onshape library profiles have also been made publicly available. If you wish to entirely manage your own library and include a subset of the standard profiles as well, you may copy them from the links below:






Drawing Improvements

Inspection Table Panel

Onshape Inspection items are now visible directly in the Drawings environment from a panel on the right-hand side.

Auxiliary View: Angular Dimension to View Indicator 

You can now dimension directly to the arrow-style view indicator for an Auxiliary View. This is a convenient way to call out the angle of the Auxiliary View.

Project Section View With Cut

When projecting a section view, you now have the option to include the cut in the resultant view. By default, the cut is not shown, but you can hold the SHIFT key before placing the view to enable it. It also can be turned on or off at any time from the view properties.

Enterprise Improvements

Document Dashboard: Publications Referring to Document 

The Document Dashboard now includes a Publications Referring to Document field. This shows how many (and which) publications have an element from this document being referenced. You can think of this as a Where Used but specifically for finding Publications.

Document Dashboard: Publications Referring to Document

Improved Performance of Team Activity Dashboards

Changes have been made to Enterprise reports to drastically improve the load time when drilling down into specific Team Activity dashboards. In certain instances, it is reported to load 4 to 5 times faster than before.

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