It's update time! This release brings highly requested features, quality of life improvements to the Loft and Fill features, and Simulation is now available for all Onshape Professional users. 

Let’s take a look!

Simulation Beta: Onshape Professional Licenses

The cloud-native Onshape Simulation beta functionality, which was introduced in the last release, is now available to all Onshape Professional subscribers as well.

CAD Improvements

External Thread

We have released a new thread feature allowing you to quickly create threads, with custom parameters in one command.

Tangent Control For Loft & Fill Features

Fill and Loft features have a new option, "adjacent faces", which provides more control over end conditions and creates more predictable shapes.

Custom Frame Alignment Points

Users now can add extra alignment points as part of the Tag Profile feature and use them in frame creation.

Additional Error Information for Fillet, Chamfers, and Sheet Metal Blends

Onshape now provides error feedback and displays specific fault reasons when trying to create a fillet, chamfer, or sheet metal blend that might not be possible to generate. 

General Improvements 

Improvement for Share Dialog

When you start composing your personal message in the Share Setting dialog, Onshape now lets you know when you’ve gone over 1,024 characters. This gives you tangible feedback as you type.

share dialog

Drawing Improvements

Lock Dimension Jog Angle at 45 Degrees

To keep the appearance of drawings with jogged dimensions neat and consistent, you can now lock the angle of all jogged dimensions to 45 degrees in the Drawing Properties panel.

Improvement for Bend Leader Lines

Bent Leaders for notes, hole/thread callouts, geometric tolerances, and other annotations have been improved. A grip point has been added at the elbow joint of Bent Leader Lines, which allows you to adjust the horizontal segment without changing the location or orientation of the rest of the leader. This helps to communicate information clearly.

Enterprise Improvements

Global Permission: Sync to Arena

This new global permission allows an Onshape administrator to control which users in the enterprise have the ability to sync Onshape objects to Arena PLM.

sync to arena

Document Activity: Filter Modeling Time Report by Version

In Analytics of Onshape Enterprise, Start Version and End Version Filters have been added to the Document Activity Dashboard. The dashboard now shows the Document Activity including the modeling time between specific versions of the same document.

Filter Modeling Time Report by Version

PCB Studio

Edit Reference Designators in PCB Studio

You can now edit the reference designator value for a component within PCB Studio.

new stuff to PCB studio

Please take a moment to try out these new features and improvements and leave your comments in the Onshape Forum 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.