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Improvements to Onshape - July 30th, 2019
"EMAIL AS LINK" EXPORT OPTIONYou will find a new "Email as link" export option when exporting in Onshape. This new option allows you to export the model and send a person a download link. The link has an expiration date that you set, and it can also be password protected.
PARAMETRIC SKETCH VERTEX SELECTIONYou can now select every vertex in a sketch by selecting a sketch from the feature list. This is useful in features like Hole feature that use many sketch points. One other benefit of this improvement is the selection is parametric. So if more points are added to the sketch, the features that are dependent on the sketch will automatically update.
VERSION AND HISTORY FLYOUT IMPROVEMENTSYou can now restore Documents, create branches, delete branches, and edit properties directly within the Versions and History flyout without opening the Document.
SELECTION PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTSA small change has been made to how measure works in Onshape. Now when selecting a large number of entities (ex. window-selecting) Onshape will no longer automatically measure each entity selected. Instead, you will see a small measure icon in the bottom-right corner where you can view the measurement on demand. This change has led to a considerable decrease in the time it takes for large selections to be useable by a feature.
REFRESH RELEASE CANDIDATEYou will see a new Refresh button in the Release candidate dialog. This is useful if you create a release candidate and have an error that prevents you from releasing (a part in a rolled back state for example). In the past, the release candidate had to be deleted and recreated. But now, you can fix the problem and come back to the release candidate and refresh.
SUPPORT FOR MULTIPLE WORKFLOWSWhen creating a release candidate in Onshape Enterprise, you can now pick which workflow you want the Release Candidate to enter. This can be useful if your company has different workflows for different data.
ADD ITEMS FROM OTHER DOCUMENTS TO RELEASE CANDIDATEIn Onshape Enterprise, you can now add items from other Documents to a release candidate. As an admin or owner of an Enterprise in Onshape, you will see a new release management setting to "Allow adding items from other Documents."
A special thank you to the people at Onshape who make each update possible. With each release, there is a tremendous amount of work that must be done by people who are largely never credited. This includes our dev team, QA, UX, ops, and many others at Onshape that make each update feel seamless.
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.