This is a very exciting update. We are not only adding a huge core CAD feature, but also an entirely new Onshape subscription plan that includes our new Release Management and Approval Workflows. But wait, there’s more… All current Onshape Professional subscribers are being automatically upgraded at no extra charge – and will continue to pay their current rate for renewals and when adding additional subscriptions.
More details below, but for now, let's get into what's new!
RELEASE MANAGEMENT AND APPROVAL WORKFLOWS
We’ve taken a modern approach to release management. Onshape Professional subscribers now have a complete release management system built right into their CAD system.
SIMULTANEOUS BILL OF MATERIALS
You now have Bill of Materials integrated directly within your Onshape Assembly. BOMs are created automatically, update in real-time, and are an entirely new way to interact with and even edit your assembly.
In addition to these two big pieces of functionality, here are some other improvements included in this release:
SHEET METAL EXTRUDE IMPROVEMENTS
You will find more end types available when extruding sheet metal parts in the Start Sheet Metal command.
CONTEXT MENU IN VERSIONS AND HISTORY
The gear drop-down menu in the Versions and History flyout has been replaced with a simple right-click context menu. To find any of the options previously available in the gear drop-down menu, simply right-click on the version, branch or moment in history.
KEYBOARD SHORTCUT FOR NAMED VIEWS
Shift + v is the new keyboard shortcut for Named views.
ALIGN NOTE AND FLIP COMMAND
You can now align and flip notes in a drawing. If you right-click an aligned note and choose Flip, it will flip the note 180 degrees. You can also detach and reattach Notes using the middle grip point.
DEFAULT DRAWING BALLOON BEHAVIOR
Balloons will now remember your previous selections and make those the default the next time the command is selected.
SUBSCRIPTION PLAN CHANGES
In conjunction with today’s release (1.77), we have made a few changes to our paid plans. Details on the current state of all plans are included below.
THE NEW ONSHAPE PROFESSIONAL PLAN
The new Onshape Professional plan is our flagship product and offers all Onshape CAD and data management functionality, including the new Release Management & Approval Workflow capabilities mentioned above. It also offers company-wide administration tools and consolidated billing. Onshape Professional is the best plan for individuals and teams who need both professional-grade CAD and complete data management in one package.
The new Professional plan costs $175 per user per month (paid annually). All existing paid Onshape subscribers have been automatically upgraded to the new Professional plan at no charge and will continue to pay the same price that they would have paid under the old pricing for future renewals and additional users.
THE STANDARD PLAN
The new Onshape Standard plan replaces our old paid plan, and includes the full CAD functionality of our old paid plan plus the new Simultaneous Bill of Materials described above – but does not include Release Management & Approval Workflow, company-wide administration tools, or consolidated purchasing and billing. Standard is a great plan for individuals or very small teams who want full-featured CAD, but have modest data management and collaboration requirements. The new Standard plan costs $125 per user per month (paid annually), the same price as our old paid plan.
THE FREE PLAN
The Onshape Free plan continues be a great option for CAD hobbyists and makers who need powerful modern CAD functionality and who are willing to share their designs publicly. The Free plan has the same functionality as before, but we are adding the new Simultaneous Bill of Materials described above. It does not include the new Release Management & Approval Workflow functionality released today.
THE EDUCATION PLAN
The Onshape Education plan continues to be the best choice for current students 13 years or older who are pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate at an accredited educational institution, and current faculty members and school volunteers at these same institutions. The Education plan has the same functionality as before, including unlimited Private Documents bearing the Education plan watermark, but does not include the new Release Management & Approval Workflow functionality released today. Starting today, the Education plan will have the same features as the new Standard plan described above.
For a detailed list of all the changes in this update, please see the Onshape Changelog.
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