We’re ready to start off May with an exciting new update! This one includes a number of highly requested drawing improvements, performance improvements, and more. Let's take a look.
You can now split the Bill of Materials in an Onshape Drawing.
JOG POINTS IN ORDINATE DIMENSIONS
When manipulating ordinate dimensions, you will now see additional controls that allow you to reposition jogs.
DRAWING VIEW RENDER MODE
You can now set the render mode used in drawing views in Onshape. By default, the render mode will be set to "Best performance" on all new drawings, but can be set to "Best quality" if you want to favor quality over performance. Drawing views created prior to this update will be set to "High quality," but can be changed. This improvement, combined with some other performance improvements, has led to a significant decrease in drawing load times as well as the time it takes to generate drawing views.
LARGE ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE
The performance of large assemblies has been improved with this update. The most noticeable change is the decrease in time it takes to open a large assembly that is referencing many Part Studio tabs. In the past, this involved pulling in each Part Studio in a serial process, but with this update, that process is now done in parallel.
DETAIL PANE IMPROVEMENTS
Improvements have been made to the Detail Pane to make it easier to use. Now when you select a Document from the Documents page, you can choose to view the "Details" or the "Share Details."
ADD COMMENTS TO PAST RELEASES/OBSOLETIONS
You can now add comments to past releases or obsoletions.
USING PROJECT ROLES AS APPROVERS OR OBSERVERS
When creating a release candidate, you can now use Project Roles for the Approver or Observer fields.
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.