It's March and we've reached the fourth Onshape release of this year. Already, we have features that were teased during Onshape Live '22 making it into the product!
Let's jump right in.
DISSOLVE REPLICATE GROUP
You may now easily dissolve the grouping created from a Replicate feature in an Onshape Assembly.
By definition, dissolving a Replicate group replaces the parametrically-linked feature in the assembly model with individual parts and mates. This means if additional holes are added in the above example, you would need to use Replicate again to add the instances to any new holes.
SHOW HIDDEN PARTS FROM GRAPHICS WINDOW
Hidden parts can now be shown directly from the graphics window. Simply hover over the location of a hidden part and use the keyboard shortcut Shift + "Y".
DRAWINGS STYLES PANEL FOR DIMENSIONS
A new Styles panel has been added, allowing you to format individual dimensions separately from the Drawing properties.
The Styles panel will support additional drawing entities in future releases. Stay tuned!
IMPROVED SECTION VIEW HATCHING
Automatic Section View Hatching has been improved to produce clearer views, especially on complex models with many parts.
PIN DRAWING VIEW REFERENCES
You may now pin view references in Drawings to a specific version.
Pinned references in Drawings behave the same as pinned references elsewhere in Onshape.
Centerlines are now automatically inserted for views with cylindrical geometry. These centerlines are shown by default for part views but are hidden for assembly views. They can be toggled on or off from the right-click menu.
TOGGLE AUTOMATIC CENTERMARKS
Automatically created centermarks can also be easily toggled on or off from the right-click menu.
TRIM DETAIL-VIEW DIMENSION LINES
Dimension extension lines now trim more intelligently at the view boundaries for Detail views.
RENDER STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS
TRANSFORM PARTS (IN ASSEMBLIES)
You can now move, rotate, and scale individual parts or subassemblies directly within a Render Studio of an Onshape Assembly.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
A couple of videos have been updated in existing courses.
The Hole Feature video in the Part Design Using Part Studios course now includes using hole tables in a Part Studio and the Variable & Expressions video in the Advanced Part Design course now includes variable tables, descriptions, and how to update variable names.
Please take a moment to try out these new features and improvements and leave your comments in the Onshape Forum. For a detailed list of all the changes in this update, please see the changelog.
Remember: The updates listed here are now live for all users when creating new Documents. Over the next few days, these features will also be available in Documents created before this update.