It's May already and we're here again with an exciting new update. We have a lot to cover, so let's dive in.
ASSEMBLY LINEAR PATTERN IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS
You can now create Assembly Linear Patterns in multiple directions in a single command.
PART NUMBER GENERATOR IMPROVEMENTS
Onshape Professional users can now generate part numbers in the workspace properties dialog as well as in the Simultaneous Bill of Materials flyout. In the past, the ability to automatically generate part numbers was limited to the Release Candidate creation process.
KEYBOARD SHORTCUT FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN RECENTLY OPENED TABS
There is a new keyboard shortcut for switching between recently opened tabs. Press ctrl + spacebar to view recently opened tabs, then press the spacebar again to cycle between the tabs. Let go of the ctrl key to open that tab.
PROPERTY DISPLAY NAME
You will find a new option for "Display Name" when editing your company's properties. This allows you to change the way the property is displayed. For example, changing "Quantity" to be displayed as "QTY."
GO TO ITEM IN LIST
If you right-click a part or subassembly that belongs to a nested subassembly, you will see a new option to "Go to item in list." This will expand out the subassembly and highlight your selection in the instance list.
CONFIGURATION NAME IN ASSEMBLY TOOLTIP
A tooltip with configuration details now appears when hovering over parts in the assembly instance list.
As a company owner or admin, you will find a new option under the Release Management settings to "Show watermark for unreleased drawings." This automatically adds a watermark to all drawings except drawings that are released.
NOTES WITH MULTIPLE LEADERS
Notes in Onshape Drawings can now have multiple leaders. Simply right-click a Note with a leader and choose the option to "Add leader."
INSERT SURFACES INTO DRAWINGS
You can now insert surfaces into Drawings in Onshape. Surfaces will now appear as an option when inserting and you have a new filter in the insert dialog to make inserting only surfaces easy.
ADDITIONAL NOTE FORMATTING OPTIONS
You now have the option to insert numbered and bulleted lists in Notes in Onshape Drawings. There are also new options for specifying uppercase and lowercase letters.
VIEW FEATURE DIALOGS WHEN SHARED WITH VIEW AND COPY PERMISSIONS
If an Onshape Document has been shared with you with view and copy permissions, you can now double-click a feature in the feature list and see the details of that feature. This can be helpful for many reasons. One example is it is now possible to review the features and steps of a public Document without creating a copy first. This also means it is now possible to see the parameters of a feature in a version. Previously, you would need to create a branch to do this.
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.