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Improvements to Onshape - July 8th, 2019

bradley_saulnbradley_sauln Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 259
edited July 9 in New in Onshape
Here are some highly sought improvements across the platform to welcome you back from the holiday weekend! Let's get started.

CAD IMPROVEMENTS

MOVE BOUNDARY

Move Boundary can take surfaces and extend them outwards, cut a surface back, or un-trim a surface with the use of various end conditions. You can also extend and cut back a surface simultaneously depending on the end conditions and selections made.

 

CURVATURE VISUALIZATION IMPROVEMENTS

The Show Curvature dialog now gives you the options to display curvature combs, the minimum radius of an edge, curve or sketch entity, and inflection points along 2D splines in a sketch.

 


TABLE PERFORMANCE

The performance of large configuration tables has been improved with this update. The most noticeable change is the decrease in time it takes to open a large configuration table as well as scroll through the table. Configuration tables can also be collapsed to help condense larger lists.

 


CUSTOM FEATURE ICONS

Custom features now support icons for users to be able to differentiate between the many powerful features they are taking advantage of in both the toolbar and feature list. In the past having the two features Beams and Belt would show the same “Be” icon making it hard to tell which is which in the toolbar. Custom features will still be ordered alphabetically in the toolbar. Documentation on how to specify a custom feature icon can be found here. The Beams, Belt, and Spur Gear custom features have examples of this implementation today.




COMMAND SEARCH FOR CUSTOM FEATURES

Searching for a custom feature to use will now be easier through the command search. For those with a large collection of custom features, open up the command search and start typing the name of the custom feature you want to utilize. Like any other feature, the command search will show you the closest options with the ability to open that custom feature right away.

 

DRAWING VIEW UPDATE

A drawing will now automatically update, if the drawing is out-of-date, after a new view of the same reference is placed. Previously, the drawing would remain out-of-date requiring the user to manually update the drawing so that all views are in sync.

 


GEOMETRIC TOLERANCE STANDARDS IMPROVEMENT

When dragging away from a dimension, the geometric tolerance automatically gains a leader and remains inline with the dimension. For ISO and ANSI standards, this means the geometric tolerance will always be horizontally aligned regardless of the setting in the drawing properties.



PERMISSION CHANGES TO DELETE A WORKSPACE

The ability to delete a document workspace now requires the ‘Delete’ permission instead of just the ‘Edit’ permission for that document. For a full breakdown of sharing permissions and what they impact, take a look at our help documentation.



ENTERPRISE IMPROVEMENTS

ADMIN ENTERPRISE SIGN-IN CONTROL

Enterprise administrators can now enforce signing in through the established single sign-on (SSO) provider by disabling the Onshape password sign-in. Administrators will see this option when establishing their SSO provider. See our help documentation for more information on configuring integrations with identity providers.





GLOBAL PERMISSION FOR WORKSPACE DELETION

The ability to delete a workspace (branch) will now be tied to the ‘Permanently delete’ global permission. Deleting documents and workspaces are the two ways to remove information and are now both controlled through this global permission.


CONTROL ACCESS TO CLOUD INTEGRATIONS

Enterprise administrators will be able to control whether or not users can see and use an integration provider, such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Under the company settings, administrators will now see a section for integrations where they decide which integrations are seen by the Enterprise as well as which users and teams have access to the integration.



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.

Engineer | Adventurer | Tinkerer
Twitter: @bradleysauln


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  • sebastian_glanznersebastian_glanzner Member Posts: 118 PRO
    Awesome update!
    It is really nice that we can use our own icons!  B)
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 98 PRO
    Great update! Move Boundary is a huge step forward for surfacing! Also love the ability to search custom features and give them icons. Seeing the min radius of curves is also a big one, though the more important thing to know (for me) is the min radius of a surface or face since it determines an offset or shell failure. All-in-all, really excited about this update.
    Evan Reese / Agency Owner and Industrial Designer
    Website: fractalhardware.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 548 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Custom feature icons Yeahhh
    Un saludo,

    Eduardo Magdalena                           C2i Change 2 improve                           ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online?   
                                                                 Consulting Partner de Onshape                                      Averigua a quién conocemos en común
  • SledDriverSledDriver Member Posts: 109 ✭✭✭
    Exciting new surface and curvature abilities. Thanks.

    But why do these introductory videos have to be SO short? One of those boundary examples is quite unnecessarily fast - at least 12 clicks in under 10 seconds. Is it a race? I see no merit in these videos being so speedy.

    Please tell the experts to slow down an bit when they are demonstrating! If I could follow it that fast, I wouldn't need the video in the first place.

    And it seems its getting worse when I compare with a couple of years ago. The commands get more powerful, yet the demos are getting faster.
  • TimRiceTimRice Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 208
    These videos are a tough balance between speed and depth but if you find they are too fast you can always change the video playback speed! Just click the gear icon and then select Speed:


    Tim Rice | User Experience | Support 
    Onshape, Inc.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,936 PRO
    Woot! Custom Feature Icons, Custom Feature Search! :) :) :)
  • SledDriverSledDriver Member Posts: 109 ✭✭✭
    edited July 9
    TimRice said:
    These videos are a tough balance between speed and depth but if you find they are too fast you can always change the video playback speed! Just click the gear icon and then select Speed:

    Thanks for that Tim. Yes I understand they are not in depth tutorials, but quite honestly, the speed of the first video above is a bit ridiculous.

    If the video was just 10 seconds longer it would be so much easier to follow.
  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 374 PRO
    Exciting new surface and curvature abilities. Thanks.

    But why do these introductory videos have to be SO short? One of those boundary examples is quite unnecessarily fast - at least 12 clicks in under 10 seconds. Is it a race? I see no merit in these videos being so speedy.

    Please tell the experts to slow down an bit when they are demonstrating! If I could follow it that fast, I wouldn't need the video in the first place.

    And it seems its getting worse when I compare with a couple of years ago. The commands get more powerful, yet the demos are getting faster.
    +1
  • bradley_saulnbradley_sauln Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 259
    @SledDriver @larry_hawes Thanks for the feedback on video speed. We will definitely take this into consideration. These posts are mainly to draw your attention to what's been added as a summary so that you can start to look at and utilize the tools added. It is not meant to be fully educational as we could spend a lot of time covering every single possibility for each of these features. With that said, we tend to come out with more educational information soon after the features are pushed.  I would recommend looking at the help documentation as that goes over the steps to use each feature. I will also be hosting a webinar (as we do regularly) to cover the new features and functionality in more detail: https://www.onshape.com/learn/webinars
    Engineer | Adventurer | Tinkerer
    Twitter: @bradleysauln


  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 374 PRO
    Thanks Bradley,

    Not sure about @SledDriver's opinion but I don't think he or I are asking for a 10 minute tutorial on each new feature but perhaps a little more than one minute and one example.

    BTW the help files are very helpful and underutilized by at least myself. They clarified the new 'boundary' feature with an example that was, at least for me, easier to understand.

    Thanks again
  • dangerenokdangerenok Member Posts: 4
    Good day! Will the auto-snap feature be disabled in the Sketch? There are instances when it is very severely hampered
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,302
    edited July 9
    @dangerenok

    You can hold the shift key to suppress sketch inferencing:
    https://cad.onshape.com/help/Content/inferencing.htm

    Can you describe some situations where it is harming your workflow?
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,854 PRO
    Awesome, thanks again for the improvements.

    @MBartlett21 looking forward to seeing all your icons come onboard. 

    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • lemon1324lemon1324 Member, Developers Posts: 166 EDU
    Custom icons! Now I have to figure out how to represent my features in icon-size.
    Arul Suresh
    PhD Candidate at Stanford University
  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2
    It's unclear from the post or the documentation page which SSO providers are available. Will Microsoft O365 accounts be supported?
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,286
    @S1mon - here are the currently supported SSO providers. If your Enterprise would like us to support another identity provider, we are more than happy to talk to your Enterprise admin - please have them reach out to their account representative. The good news is that so far we have been able to accommodate all requests! :)


    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 548 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 10
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    Un saludo,

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                                                                 Consulting Partner de Onshape                                      Averigua a quién conocemos en común
  • dangerenokdangerenok Member Posts: 4
    @dangerenok

    You can hold the shift key to suppress sketch inferencing:
    https://cad.onshape.com/help/Content/inferencing.htm

    Can you describe some situations where it is harming your workflow?
    When you use the tool of "Transformation" binding not disabled

  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,380 PRO
    @dangerenok
    Remember to keep your sketches as simple as possible for best performance. Share things into separate sketches and use 'USE' to snap reference figures between sketches. This way you can hide/show needed sketches and have better control over your model.
    //rami
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,380 PRO
    Great update once again - though I would expect to see color by face and color by feature before custom icons.. :wink:
    //rami
  • don_williams909don_williams909 Member Posts: 51 PRO
    These are nice updates.  Makes me wish that we did more with surfacing at my job...
    Bravo...!
  • don_williams909don_williams909 Member Posts: 51 PRO
    3dcad said:
    Great update once again - though I would expect to see color by face and color by feature before custom icons.. :wink:
    Yeah, I too wish that we could control color of individual surfaces, but they *are* working on it.  I also would like to see the ability to attach an image to a surface as well, and have it move seamlessly into an assembly too.  Custom icons are great, but I would also like to see all the associated script files added to the software so that one doesn't have to go hunting for them.  I can appreciate at least that one can write code for things if you need to.  Not that I'm the least bit capable of doing that...

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,292 PRO
    Loving the custom Icons, great work folks.  Now to find the most obnoxious colours to use, just because we can :p
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,936 PRO
    Loving the custom Icons, great work folks.  Now to find the most obnoxious colours to use, just because we can :p
    Hot Pink & Lime Green across the board
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,936 PRO
    @owen_sparks
    @john_mcclary
    You guys are why the custom icons for features are turned down to greyscale.  Go wild with parameter icons though :smile:

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,292 PRO
    MOTHER NO-FUN-AT-AT-ALL-STERS!!!
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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