It's December already and 2019 is nearly over. This will be our last update of the year, but rest assured we are already hard at work on the next release for 2020. This update focuses on improvements in all areas including surfacing, assemblies, drawings, and much more. Let's take a look.
You can now merge surfaces using the Boolean feature. In the past, the Boolean feature was limited to merging solid parts, and the only options to merge surfaces were within individual features.
You can now subtract solids from surfaces using the Boolean feature in Onshape.
The Replace command in Onshape assemblies now allows you to replace parts, assemblies, sketches, surfaces, and composite parts. In the past, this feature was limited to only parts. You can also now replace any combination of parts, assemblies, sketches, surfaces, and composite parts.
TOP-LEVEL ASSEMBLY HANDLES
You will find a top-level assembly handle at the top of your instance list in Onshape Assemblies. This makes it easy to select everything in the assembly for things like interference detection, and calculating mass.
DOCUMENTS PAGE IMPROVEMENTS
You will find a new Properties flyout and Revision History flyout when using Advanced search in the Documents page in Onshape. This means you can view the revision history and view/edit the properties of a part/assembly or drawing without needing to open the Document.
ADD NODE TO LEADERS IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS
You can now add Nodes to Leaders in Onshape Drawings. Simply right-click the leader, and you will see the new option to "Add node." Additional leaders can be created from nodes by right-clicking a node and choosing the option to "Add leader."
SHEET FLYOUT IMPROVEMENTS IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS
You will now see the Bill of Materials listed in the Sheets flyout. This makes it easy to edit the BOM or move it to another sheet.
ALLOW ACCESS TO THE APP STORE
As an admin or owner of an Enterprise in Onshape, you will find a new global permission setting that allows you to define who in your company can access the Onshape App Store.
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.
Do you have a great idea for a new feature or improvement in Onshape? Please post your ideas in the Onshape Forums or vote on existing feature requests to help us prioritize development.