It has been 3 weeks since our last update and here we are again with a new set of improvements. We’ve added new features as well as major performance and usability improvements. Let’s take a look.
REORDER MULTIPLE FEATURES
You can now reorder multiple features in the feature list at once. Simply left-click each feature that you want to move, and drag them to their new position in the tree. In the past, this was limited to moving one feature at a time.
MATE CONNECTOR AS AXIS
You can now select a mate connector as a reference for an axis. This can be particularly useful in commands like Transform, where you may want to rotate with respect to a mate connector, or a command like Circular Pattern in situations where there is no easily selectable circular reference. When selecting a mate connector as an axis, the Z-axis of the mate connector is used.
SHEET METAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Performance improvements are something we are always working on and rarely highlight. But the performance improvements to sheet metal parts in this update are especially noteworthy. In more complex multi-part sheet metal Part Studios, we are seeing significant rebuild time improvements. Below is a simple 15 feature sheet metal Part Studio that saw over a 25% decrease in rebuild time.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
Major improvements have been made to the Onshape Learning Center. The most noticeable improvement is the new, more intuitive interface with better search features. This also includes a new Learning Pathway dashboard that makes it easier to track your progress. New videos have also been added to Onshape Assemblies and Document Management courses. Finally, two new Learning Center courses are being added: Part Configurations and Advanced Configurations.
Improvements have been made to the Help homepage. These improvements include a new tiled interface that makes it easier to navigate.
CHANGE TO REVISION
You can now change existing parts or assemblies to a revision in both the assembly and drawing. This means you can now change to all stages of the workflow, from the active workspace, to a version, and finally to a release.
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.
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