It has been 3 weeks since Onshape’s last update and we are ready again with another big list of improvements. Many of these have been highly requested, so let's get started.
You can now create Display States in Onshape Assemblies. Display States allow you to capture the hide/show state of parts or subassemblies and reuse it in the future.
Improvements have been made to the import process to make it more intuitive. The import dialog has been changed to better illustrate the various import options and there is now smarter logic in place to handle importing geometry in the correct orientation.
NEW ARROWHEAD TYPES IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS
You will find two new arrowhead types in the Drawing properties flyout. They include no arrowhead and a tick mark.
EDIT VIEW LABEL PROPERTIES IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS
You can now edit the font, font size, font style, and color of view labels in Onshape Drawings. You will find these new options in the Drawing Properties flyout under the "Views" tab.
EXPORT PERMISSIONS FOR ANONYMOUS LINKS
You will find a new "export" option when creating an anonymous link to share. This is useful if you want to share with someone who does not have an Onshape account, but needs the ability to export your model.
WARNING WHEN CREATING VERSION WITH OUTDATED DRAWING
Now when you create a version in a Document that has an out-of-date drawing, you will see a warning.
You can now export mesh geometry to STL, Parasolid, Collada, and Rhino. In the past, mesh data could not be exported.
SET CUSTOM PROPERTIES WITH FEATURESCRIPT
You can now set custom properties in FeatureScript with the setProperty function. This new functionality in setProperty allows the FeatureScript author to assign values from the model directly to properties of that part.
CUSTOM REVISION SCHEMES
You can now define a custom revision scheme using an imported text file.
ALLOW ANONYMOUS LINK SHARING
As an admin or owner of an Enterprise in Onshape, you will find a new global permission setting to allow anonymous link sharing. This is off by default and was not possible in the past.
FILTER BY FOLDER IN ONSHAPE ENTERPRISE
When viewing the Project Dashboard, you can now filter by a folder within the Project.
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.