Spring is finally here! With its warmer weather, singing birds AND of course, a number or great Onshape improvements. We are excited to bring you our second release this month, which includes big improvements to variables and more. Let’s take a look.
Variables can now be viewed, created or edited in a new panel on the right-hand side of the screen in a Part Studio. This new variable table makes it much easier to find and edit variables, especially when multiple variables are scattered throughout your Feature list.
Drawing sheets can now be exported as SVG, JPEG or PNG image formats.
SECTION AND DETAIL VIEW IDENTIFIERS
Currently the drawings sheet panel only shows “Section” and “Detail” for those types of views. In this release, the drawing sheet panel has been Improved to reveal Section and Detail view identifiers like “Section A-A” or “Detail B.”
EXPORT SELECTED DRAWING SHEETS
Until now, for DWG and DXF formats, you only had two choices when exporting a drawing: export all sheets or export the current sheet. Now you can also specify which sheet you want to export. Use the “Custom Sheets” option and specify the range of sheets you would like to export. This is very similar to how you would select pages for a printer.
IOS - MASS PROPERTIES OVERRIDE
With this release, we have added the functionality to override mass properties. Sometimes users will want to give a part a prescribed mass since the density is not easily calculated. This prevents the user from having to back calculate a density to give the part the mass they want.
IOS - HIDE ALL MATES/HIDE OTHER MATES
With this release, we have added the functionality to hide all mates or hide other mates. This gives you more flexibility when working in the assembly environment.
EDUCATION ACCOUNT EXPIRY NOTIFICATIONS
Onshape Education Standard users will now receive a notification to renew their account at least one week before their account expires to ensure continuity. If the account is not renewed, it will be downgraded to the Onshape Free plan.
In addition to adding great new features every 3 weeks, improving performance is a top priority here at Onshape. With this update, we have improved assembly opening time and reduced client-side memory usage. In other words, less data is now needed so your assemblies will open faster.
INTEGRATING WITH PingOne
With this release, we have new instructions showing users how to integrate Onshape’s Enterprise with PingOne, a Single Sign On (SSO) provider.
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.
Remember: The updates listed here are now live for all users when creating new Onshape Documents and over the next few days these features will also be available in Documents created before the date of this update.