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May is here and we’re kicking off this month with an update! This release has a lot of exciting new drawing improvements. Let’s take a look!
FULL ROUND FILLET
The fillet tool has been improved to create full round fillets.
DRAWING IMPROVEMENTSDATE FORMAT IMPROVEMENTS
Onshape added support for dd-mm-yyyy, d-MMM-yyyy, dd/mm/yy, dd/mm/yyyy, dd.mm.yy, and dd.mm.yyyy in drawing notes and the revision table.
DEFAULT OPTION FOR VIEW SIMPLIFICATION
A new default option for view Simplification has been added to drawings. You can choose from None, Absolute, Ratio to studio, Ratio to part, and Automatic. For best performance, it is still recommended to leave it on Automatic unless it is necessary to change it.
DETAIL VIEW IMPROVEMENTS
You can now show/hide sketches in detail views.
COPY LINK FROM DETAILS PANEL
The Details panel has been improved to include a direct link and copy link as a part of the Document Title.
EXPORT RULE IMPROVEMENTS
Export Rules have been expanded to be more versatile. Export rules now include Part Studio properties. They also trigger when exporting a face or sheetmetal flat pattern. Additionally, for Enterprise and Professional, Export Rules can reference the referenced part properties.
ANDROID ASSEMBLY CONFIGURATIONS
Android now supports changing configurations within an assembly.
ANDROID AND IOS WHERE USED FOR ENTERPRISE
Enterprise users can take advantage of Where Used with Android and iOS apps.
RELEASE CANDIDATE ALIASES
Release Management is now improved with the use of Aliases.
Classlink has been added as an SSO provider for Onshape. To set it up, follow the directions in the Help.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
ONSCALE TRAININGWe’re excited to announce that Onscale, creators of the cloud connected simulation app, have created the Onscale Solve Simulation Fundamentals training course in the Onshape Learning Center. This new course has 4 sections, 11 lessons, 2 exercises, over 2 hours of video.
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.
We really need to have a more complete standard content library. Since it is not possible to add content to the standard content library ourselves, we are relying on the built-in library to be complete.
First, we need faster implementation of requested standards.
Second, screw lengths should not be limited to presets; even millimeters (for us metric users) would be awesome, as suppliers usually offers lengths outside of the norm but otherwise adhering to the standard.
We are currently missing ISO 14581 badly.
Perhaps it would be an idea with a subforum for the improvment requests just to handle standard content requests?
Outsourcing fabrication work requires that we export a step file and a pdf drawing for each part to be made. Currently this requires me to dig through the document, locate each part, export and save as the part number + revision and then rinse/repeat with the drawings. As you can imagine this is a cumbersome and lengthy process.
Would it be possible to write a feature script to automate this process? Essentially I need a way to select a bunch of parts and drawings and then export in some standardized naming convention that is a derivative of the part number and revision.