Reading not your thing? Watch this short ~5-minute video to get all the biggest news from the last quarter.
New App – Reference Finder
No, it's not just a clever name, this app does just like it sounds. It finds Onshape references – in the form of links or Document IDs – across multiple platforms, and compiles those in a single location. This can help teams track past conversations, tasks, and supplementary documentation automatically using the various platforms that you use day-in-and-day-out. Today, this works with Trello, Slack, Confluence, Jira, and Google Drive, but there are plans to add many more connections.
Customize your “reference finder” experience to compliment the way your team works, and get in contact with the team behind this tool to add suggestions and give feedback. Stay up to date with Reference Finder, by visiting their website.
SimScale now supports Onshape versions. This means simulation boundary conditions are retained when new versions are imported. Once the new version is imported, we can run the simulation without any additional setup, allowing you to iterate faster through the design and simulate loop. Learn more about their other updates, here.
The Cadasio team never seems to rest, but we hand-selected some of our favorite updates from the last quarter. This includes new transitions so you can fine-tune your documentation to have the right feel/experience, and "pop-ups". Pop-ups should not be confused with the annoying ads of yesteryears, but instead as helpful ways to supplement documentation with images, videos, PDFs, and more. Watch the video above or see their update available here.
Our friends over at Phenometry continue to delight their growing user base with the delivery of feature-after-feature. In the ~1 minute devoted to these plentiful updates, we tried our best to hit some real crowd pleasers like...
flipping surface normals to maintain consistency,
the ability to copy/paste individual faces instead of entire bodies,
the new quick introduction videos to help you get started, and a sampling of their ample learning materials,
persistent settings, including unit system from Onshape Documents,
and simplified snapping options.
These are just a sampling of the updates. See here for more details.
OpenBOM will soon be adding a new capability to enable its users to automatically generate and zip STLs and STEP files from your Onshape documents. Make sure to read more about it here.
App Wrap Up
We'll have more NEW apps to show in the next installment, so stay tuned!