Back again for another set of updates to your favorite product development platform!
Appearances can now be added to Solid and Surface Faces in a Part Studio. The new Appearance Panel displays all currently assigned Part and Face colors which can be edited, renamed, configured and suppressed. Face colors may also be assigned programmatically using FeatureScript.
ISOLATE KEYBOARD SHORTCUT
Parts in Part Studios and Instances in Assemblies can now be quickly shown in Isolate mode with a new keyboard shortcut. Hover your mouse over the required Part or Instance in the graphics area or make a selection from the Parts list or Instance list then press “Shift + i.”
NORMAL TO NEAREST DEFAULT PLANE
The keyboard shortcut for View Normal To (n) will now rotate the model view, when no geometry is selected or highlighted, to be normal to the nearest default plane. Pressing “n” while hovering over a planar face also now works as a shortcut for viewing a model normal to a face.
FEATURESCRIPT CUSTOM TABLES
Calculation results, measurements, lists, properties and other types of data can now be easily extracted from a Part Studio and presented in tabular form using Custom Tables. For Enterprise accounts, any Table that the administrator adds will appear in all Onshape Documents for all members that have "Link" access to the Table. Documentation for Tables can be found here.
HOLE TABLES IN PART STUDIOS
When a Hole feature is created in a Part Studio, a new tab appears on the right that details the specification, quantity and tag for every hole.
SHOW HIDDEN BODIES DURING EDIT
Hidden items in the Parts List such as Curves, Surfaces and Parts will now show automatically if the feature that created them is being edited.
DELETE FACE / DELETE PART
The Delete Face feature, with the Leave Open option selected, is now able to delete an entire Part or Surface without having to create an additional Delete Part feature.
Notable performance improvements that may affect your daily workflow include:
- Faster retrieval of metadata such as Part properties.
- Faster opening of Documents with Part Studios containing lots of Derived Parts.
- Faster opening of Documents containing Custom Features that reference older versions of the FeatureScript library.
- Faster Assembly Configuration changes requested via the API.
ONSHAPE PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENTS
PENDING APPROVALS IN OTHER RELEASE CANDIDATES
A new release condition has been added to Release Management that prevents an item from entering a release workflow if its Part Number has been used in another Release Candidate. If this condition is not set, a warning will be shown in the Release Candidate dialog, but the item will be permitted to enter the workflow.
INVITE USERS BY CSV FILE
Enterprise Administrators can now invite large numbers of users by importing their details from a CSV file. A sample CSV file is provided and automated error checking ensures all imported details are valid and correct.
SAVE DASHBOARD FAVORITES
Onshape Enterprise's Reports and Analytics can now be saved, along with any filters, for quick retrieval later. All saved dashboards are listed in the My Analytics filter and can be accessed by any user with permissions.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
NAVIGATING ONSHAPE FOR NEW USERS
A new technical briefing has been added to the Learning Center to help users unfamiliar with Onshape to navigate a Document they have been shared into: Navigating Onshape for New Users. No sign in or Onshape account is required to access this technical briefing.
For a detailed list of all the changes in this update, please see the Onshape Changelog.
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