Versions and Edit History
Every design change made by every team member is captured and recorded in real time and retained for the lifetime of a project. A comprehensive audit trail details who made what change and when. Each event can be viewed, compared and restored, providing unlimited undo/redo. This enables engineers to be more creative with their ideas, knowing that any change can be undone at any time. Versions can be used to bookmark progress and record significant project milestones.
Branch, Merge, Compare
Teams can explore multiple design alternatives or carry out Engineering Change Orders at the same time, in shared or independent workspaces branched from the main design. Differences between branches can be visually compared or inspected at the feature level and the best ideas merged back into the main design. This allows engineers the freedom to explore new ideas in parallel, resulting in better designs, faster.
Design and release workflow tasks can be assigned to other team members by tagging their name in comments attached to the 3D model or by selecting their name from a predefined approvers list. Each user's pending tasks are listed as Action Items along with links to quickly review a design or release candidate. The built-in notification system informs each user when a new task has been assigned making it easy to keep projects on track.
Finding design data in Onshape is both simple and fast. Search by name, type, part number or any combination of custom properties and release states, including in-process designs being actively worked on, so you can be confident that you are always working with the latest design data. All your data is stored in one place in a database – there are no files, no check-ins, and no IT overheads.