This is a very exciting update for us. We have been working for the past 18 months on a new premium version of Onshape that gives companies tremendous insight into their design process. Dave Corcoran, Onshape co-founder and VP of Product, formally announced Onshape Enterprise last week. In this blog, we'll take a tour of some of its unique capabilities and functionality.
However, this update isn't just about the new Onshape Enterprise features. As always, we've added other new core CAD features and enhancements that have been highly requested. Let's jump in.
PROJECTS AND ROLE-BASED ACCESS CONTROL
Projects and Role-Based Access Control are two defining features of Onshape Enterprise. These new features make it easy for administrators to have consistent project structure, and to define the employee roles for each project.
ANALYTICS AND REPORTING
The Analytics and Reporting available in Onshape Enterprise give company owners or admins unprecedented visibility into the productivity of their engineering teams.
The Activity page in Onshape Enterprise makes it easy to see the latest progress in the company. It can be filtered by project, user, or Document to get even more granular details.
The following are new improvements to core CAD functionality, and are now available to all Onshape users:
PARTING LINE DRAFT
You can now define draft by a parting line. In the past, the draft command was limited to planar draft.
MATE CONNECTOR IMPROVEMENTS
The center of slots or empty regions now show as mate connection points. This is especially important for those who need to mate to the center of slots or similar shapes.
ALIGN DRAWING VIEWS
You can now align drawing views either horizontally or vertically with a selected edge of the model. This can be helpful if the part was modeled in an odd orientation and the view needs to be rotated in the drawing.
MULTI-LEVEL BOMS IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS
You can now insert Structured Multi-Level bills of material into Onshape Drawings. In the Insert BOM command, under BOM type, you will see the option for "Structured Multi-Level." Callouts referencing a part in a subassembly will use properties of the part (if you are using properties in your callouts.)
Centerlines will now snap to other annotations in Onshape Drawings. This can be useful if your drawing has many centerlines that need to meet together.
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.