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What’s New in Onshape’s Latest Update (September 7th, 2018)
Hot on the heels of our previous release just two and a half weeks ago, here is another! Keep those improvement requests coming and enjoy these updates!
NEW GRIP POINT TYPES IN DRAWINGS
You will now see different types of grip points in Onshape’s drawings to indicate different actions. There are now closed-circles for moving grip points, squares for resizing, hollow circles for rotating, and diamond grip points for flipping.
AUTOMATICALLY CREATE A VERSION AFTER IMPORT COMPLETES
Users can now quickly reference imported data because Onshape automatically creates a version after importing from the documents page. This not only creates a referenceable point in time for the original imported data, but also streamlines the process for bringing data into Onshape for immediate use in projects.
Note: Newly imported data will appear at the top of the ‘Created by me’ section in the insert dialog.
ADDITIONAL BALLOON SHAPES
Onshape now has an expanded selection of balloon shapes for the callout dialog. The expanded choices will be helpful for various drawing applications such as inspection drawings.
When in the callout dialog, the shape dropdown is listed alphabetically revealing the new options available. Adding flag notes, revision triangles, and more can be accomplished through the callout dialog.
COMPATIBILITY CHECK PAGE IMPROVEMENTS
The Onshape compatibility check page has been improved to indicate the platform, browser, and browser version you are using. It will highlight which of these items we don’t support and even provide a suggestion on how to get to a supported environment; whether it be sending you to an update page for your current browser or suggesting one of our native mobile applications.
AUTOCOMPLETE FOR FEATURESCRIPT LOCAL VARIABLES
Developers will now be able to use autocomplete for local variables in FeatureScript. After creating a variable or function, the next time a user starts to type that name they will see it as an option for autocompletion just as with Onshape’s FeatureScript standard Library.
ADDITIONS TO STANDARD CONTENT
We have added standard content for DIN, ANSI, and ISO pins as well as DIN and ANSI retaining rings. To view the list of newly added standard components and submit requests for additional hardware please reference this forum post.
SHEET METAL TOOLS FOR IOS
Onshape’s IOS application now supports sheet metal tools. Don’t forget to take advantage of the precision selector on edges and corners.
REVISION LABEL ON RELEASED PARTS WHEN VIEWING A VERSION
You will now see labels indicating which items of a document are released when viewing a version that contains released items. This will streamline the navigation of versions for released items instead of having to go to the release package.
GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR LIGHT USERS
When a Light user is added to an enterprise account, they will be greeted in Onshape with a message describing their permissions, as well as a getting started guide for navigating and using Onshape. The ‘Getting Started as a Light User’ guide for enterprise can be found here in the help.
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 Onshape 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.