How do you update to the latest version of Onshape? Just sign in. Let’s take a look at all the new features and improvements included in our latest release.
INTRODUCING: WHERE USED
The advanced search tool in Onshape helps you quickly find any version or revision of a part or assembly, but it doesn't tell you where that part or assembly has been used throughout your organization. To address this, a new capability has been added that allows you to interrogate your search results and perform a "where used" or reverse search. You can start with the part or assembly and search upwards through every subassembly, assembly and drawing that references it. This is important when considering the impact of an Engineering Change Request.
To make sure we deliver the best experience for everyone, we will gradually roll out this new functionality. It is available now to all Onshape Enterprise customers and will be made available to all Onshape Professional customers in the coming months.
AUTOMATIC VIEW SIMPLIFICATION
When you insert a view of a large assembly into a drawing, Onshape now automatically determines the best setting for view simplification based on the complexity of the view geometry. This leads to performance improvements when inserting views of large assemblies.
NEW NOTIFICATIONS ICONS
When you hover over the notification area, a new Delete icon will appear to let you delete the notification. The blue dot next to the Delete icon indicates an unread notification. After the message has been read, you can click on the grayed-out dot to mark it as unread again.
EXPORT OBJ FILE FORMAT
The OBJ file format is now available in the export menu in Assemblies and Part Studios. If you choose this export format, a ZIP file is created which contains both the OBJ and MTL file.
When a new user signs into their Onshape account for the first time, they are now guided through a series of account setup options. When a new team member is onboarding or you are setting up a new account, you won't miss any of the options that are available in your account preferences and you'll be able to get to work more quickly and more efficiently.
NEW DASHBOARD: MODELING TIME PER PROJECT PER DAY
A new chart has been added to the User Dashboard to show each user's modelling time per project per day. This gives executives and project managers an overview of the contributions made by each user on each project to enable better decisions and better resource management.
SUPPORT FOR GOOGLE SSO - DOMAIN WHITELIST
When setting up Google SSO, the admin of your enterprise may now add a specific domain to the new "Domain Whitelist" field. This allows anyone with that email domain to sign in to that specific enterprise. Help documentation on how to set up Single Sign On (SSO) with Google can be found here.
EDUCATION ENTERPRISE: SIMPLIFIED USER MANAGEMENT
All users within an Onshape Education Enterprise account are full members by default, so we have simplified the process of adding new users by removing the Light and Guest user options.
Attributes created using setAttribute can now be assigned a name. Using a name makes attributes easier to retrieve rather than having to construct an attributePattern. A new set of queries have also been added so you can query by name, name/value or name/attributePattern. Help documentation for named attributes and how legacy unnamed attributes are handled can be found here.
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 Documents and over the next few days these features will also be available in Documents created before the date of this update.