We've got an exciting update for you. It includes many highly requested drawing improvements, and a number of core CAD improvements. Let's dig in.
DRAWING PROPERTIES PANEL
You'll find a new Drawing Properties panel icon on the right-hand side of your drawing in Onshape Drawings. This replaces the wrench icon previously in the toolbar and includes a number of new features.
ADJUST LINE THICKNESS IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS
The line thickness of drawings in Onshape can now be adjusted. Under the "Views" tab in the Drawing Properties panel, you will see options to define thickness for visible edges, tangent edges, hidden edges, and hatches.
COLORS IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS
You can now change the colors of various pieces of your Onshape Drawings. In the new Drawing Properties panel, you will see options to change the color of dimensions, annotations, views, construction geometry, and formats.
MIN/MAX DIMENSION TO ARCS AND CIRCLES IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS
You can now drag the dimension grip point to the min or max point on any arc or circle in Onshape Drawings.
EXPORT SPLINE DATA INTO DXF/DWG AS SPLINES AND NOT POLYLINES
By default, when you export a sheet metal flat view or drawing with splines as DXF or DWG it will now export with splines as opposed to polylines. This is especially important for those who need to import the DXF or DWG into CAM software for toolpath generation. There is also now an option to export splines as polylines if you prefer the old behavior.
REORDER MATES, MATE CONNECTORS, AND GROUPS
You can now reorder mates, mate connectors, and groups in the instance list of the assembly.
NEW DIN STANDARD IN STANDARD CONTENT
A new standard has been added to Standard Content with this update. You'll find a number of new DIN screws and bolts when inserting Standard Content.
IMPORT INVENTOR ASSEMBLIES
You can now import Inventor assemblies directly into Onshape. The assembly must be packaged with all the parts in a zip file and uploaded to a Document. The zip file name must match the top-level assembly name.
IMPORT CATIA ASSEMBLIES
You can now import CATIA assemblies directly into Onshape. The assembly must be packaged with all the parts in a zip file and uploaded to a Document. The zip file name must match the top-level assembly name.
SET PARTS TO "NOT REVISION MANAGED"
You can now set parts in your Part Studio to "Not revision managed." This means these parts will be ignored when creating a release. In the past, this setting was limited to assemblies.
PART NUMBERING IMPROVEMENTS
A new "Part number uniqueness" option has been added to the Release Management settings for company admins. This new option allows drawings to reuse the part number from a part or assembly. This was not possible in the past.
RESTRICT WHO CAN APPROVE RELEASES
You'll find a new Release Management option as an admin or owner of a company that allows you to restrict who can approve releases in Onshape. This allows you to define who in your company should be allowed to approve.
LIGHT USERS IN ONSHAPE ENTERPRISE
You can now define light users when adding users to your Enterprise in Onshape. Light users can view, comment, and export data if they have been given those permissions. This is especially important for allowing non-CAD users to view data in the Enterprise.
You can now clone existing projects in Onshape Enterprise. This makes it easy to create a new project with the same permission scheme, settings, users, and roles as a previous project. You will find this new option when right-clicking a project from the Documents page.
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 Onshape 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.