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- Direct Import - Model can be directly derived into other documents without having to copy the document to make changes, configurations can be selected on the spot when you are deriving the cabinet.
- Flatten Parts for Machining - If selected, cabinet will flatten, organize, and name all of its parts for machining. If the document you import to is configured correctly, the room of cabinets will automatically organize themselves for you.
- Project Variables - Document wide variables allows you to save your standard dimensions in one place and use them in different studios across the document.
Special Thanks To
Last March, we held our first-ever Onshape user conference virtually. We successfully brought the Onshape community together to meet and learn from each other. We shared stories, learned from product development experts, heard from business leaders and educators, and even held a friendly design competition that produced outstanding models.
Of course, we wanted to do it again!
This year, our second annual user conference, Onshape Live ’22, will be held during two special viewing times to give attendees from around the world a chance to experience it live. Join us for:
The Americas Event: Wednesday, March 2, beginning at 12 p.m. EST
The European Event: Thursday, March 3, beginning at 10 a.m. GMT
We’re reaching further into the Onshape community by also providing closed caption translations in German, French and Italian for every session during the European Event.
Each year brings new challenges – and new solutions. Every time I meet with a customer, I learn something from them about how to best put Onshape to work. It motivates me to find more ways to make Onshape even better.
After all, Onshape’s mission is to improve product development by fully realizing the potential of cloud, web and mobile technologies. Onshape Live ’22 will help both you and us achieve this mission as we all continue to grow.
Onshape Live ’22 is a free six-hour virtual conference highlighting industry success stories, best practices for product developers, tips and tricks for modeling, drawings, data management, insights on engineering education, and professional networking opportunities.
In addition, you’ll have a chance to interact directly with Onshape’s R&D team and participate in perhaps the coolest part of the whole event: See demos of some exciting new Onshape features coming in the future!
Consider it a celebration of our Onshape community and what we’ve already accomplished and what’s yet-to-be achieved by helping transform your product development process through a cloud-native platform.
See you there!
SEARCH/FILTER/NAVIGATE DOCUMENT HISTORYDocuments with a long history of edits can be difficult to navigate and find the exact moment in time when a certain edit took place. The Versions and history panel now includes a search tool to help you quickly find a history entry based on element tab, object type, user or date.
COMPUTED MASSThe mass of a Part is now automatically calculated based on the assigned material. The Mass Part property can then be used in Drawing notes, title blocks, callouts and BOM tables and will update automatically when the Part geometry or material is changed.
MATERIAL CONTEXT MENUIf a material has already been assigned to a Part, the context menu now changes from Assign material to Edit material to make it easier to determine whether a material has been assigned or not.
QUICK SELECTIONThe Create selection tool is now integrated into the context menu. Hover over geometry and right-click to see the selection options available.
MISSING REFERENCES IN FOLDERSA new Folder icon lets you know when one or more features inside it have missing references.
ADD TEAM CREATOR TO TEAMWhen a new Team is created, the default behaviour is now to automatically add the creator to that team.
ADDITIONAL CONTROL FOR VARIABLE RADIUS FILLETSInflection points for variable radius fillets can now be added along an edge to precisely position each radius value.
SPLIT PART CHOOSE SIDE TO KEEPThe Split part feature now lets you choose whether you want to keep the geometry on one or both sides of the split.
SCALE/FLIP ZEBRA STRIPESThe zebra stripes created by the Curvature visualization tool can now be fine tuned to help you inspect the quality of your surfaces.
HIGH QUALITY TESSELLATION FOR SURFACE ANALYSISWhenever you need a better graphics representation, especially during surface analysis, you can now temporarily switch your view to high quality.
IMPROVED CURVE TESSELLATIONCurves are now automatically rendered to a finer tolerance to make their curvature easier to visualize.
FACE CURVATURE COMBSThe Show curvature command can now display curvature combs on faces to help you check surface quality and curvature continuity.
IN-CONTEXT TRANSPARENCY CONTROLViewing, selecting and hiding in-context assembly geometry is now easy with the new “Context transparency” slider.
HIDE PARTS IN ISOLATEThe Isolate and Make transparent commands now include a new option to hide transparent parts completely.
HIGHLIGHT FEATURES FROM PARTS LISTIn addition to the filter at the top of the Feature list, you can now select a Part, Surface or Curve from the Parts list and the features used to construct them are highlighted in the Feature list.
TRUE RADIUS DIMENSIONSThe Radial dimension tool is now able to measure and display the correct size of a fillet or other circular edge that is not in the plane of the Drawing view and therefore not a true arc.
TABLE CELL PADDINGA new Drawing property for tables enables you to control padding around text in a cell. This is a global property for all tables and all cells in a Drawing to specify the minimum horizontal and vertical spacing around text in a cell to maintain legibility or to increase the density of information displayed.
CUSTOM COMPUTED PART PROPERTIESIn addition to computed mass, Onshape Professional and Onshape Enterprise customers can now define the value of a Part custom property using FeatureScript. The result of the custom part property feature can be overridden by the user (with permissions) and can be displayed in BOM tables and Drawing notes. Documentation for this feature can be found here.
TRANSFER OWNERSHIPThe Transfer ownership dialog now lists Onshape Enterprise and Onshape Professional companies separately. This makes it easier for users who are members of multiple companies to ensure that the right documents are transferred to the right company.
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. Over the next few days, these features will also be available in Documents created before this update.