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Improvements to Onshape - August 20th, 2019

bradley_saulnbradley_sauln Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 271
edited August 20 in New in Onshape
Just like that, after another three weeks, here's another release of Onshape with a lot of amazing new features! Let's take a look.

CAD IMPROVEMENTS

CYLINDRICAL WRAP

You can now wrap sketch or surface entities around a cylinder.

 


ASSEMBLY AND FEATURE PATTERN INSTANCES

Feature and assembly patterns are able to evaluate an instance count of one. This is extremely useful when setting up configurations as no extra features are needed to handle a configuration that requires a pattern instance count of one.

 


CONFIGURATION TABLE IMPROVEMENTS

Copying and pasting data into a configuration table will now automatically add rows to the configuration table so that all of the data fits. This is improved over having to add each row manually before pasting the data in. To get started with configurations, visit our learning center.

 


ASSEMBLY DIAGNOSTICS IMPROVEMENTS

We have improved the information Onshape gives you when there is a subassembly error and you are trying to diagnose it from the top-level assembly. This will allow for faster mate resolutions when piecing together all of your sub-assemblies.

 


TAB DELETION WARNING

When you delete a tab in Onshape, you will now be warned if this will cause conflicts elsewhere to help understand the implications of that action before making a decision. Clicking Delete finalizes the deletion while selecting cancel closes the dialog without deleting any tabs. If the tab is able to be deleted without causing any conflicts it will simply be deleted, with no warning.



REORDERING SELECTIONS

Reordering of selections is now available for an expanded list of features where the order of selection matters. Previously you had to redo a selection if an error was made or new entities were introduced. Now you will be able to reorder the selections made within fit spine points, boolean, transform by line, and assembly mates.


HIGHLIGHT BOUNDARY EDGES

A new view tool is now available to toggle highlighting boundary (or laminar) surface edges. This will aid in identifying areas of an imported model which need repair and assist with surfacing workflows. See our help documentation for more on repairing imported models.


 


ATTACH GD&T TO HOLE CALLOUTS

GD&T can now be attached to hole callouts.



PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

DRAWING WATERMARK IMPROVEMENTS

Within the release management settings, the company has the option to hide watermarks on drawings that are marked as not revision managed.




ENTERPRISE IMPROVEMENTS

SPECIFY STARTUP PAGE

Enterprise users can now specify their start page (Analytics, Documents, Activity, or Action Items). Upon logging in to Onshape, this will be the page they see. This is also available for the Android mobile app.



SUPPORT FOR LIST-TYPE WORKFLOW PROPERTIES

Administrators can now include list-type properties when setting up custom workflows for Release Management.



MOBILE IMPROVEMENTS

TASK MANAGEMENT IN COMMENTS

The Android mobile application now supports task assignment. If multiple users are mentioned in a comment there is a drop-down to select which user to assign the task to.



IOS NOTIFICATION CENTER

iOS users now have access to a notification center that lists out all of their notifications. This includes the ability to search and filter notifications.


BOTTOM NAVIGATION IMPROVEMENTS

Both iOS and Android have improved bottom navigation interfaces for a better experience.



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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  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 411 PRO
    NOICE..........
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,624 EDU
    :+1:
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,878 PRO
    Just logged in and found a new icon in my assy tree, this was a nice surprise, thank you! Looking forward to testing them out especially the instancing update.
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,387 PRO
    Great work, thanks Devs :+1:
    Owen.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • brendan_smith_aubrendan_smith_au Member Posts: 9 PRO
    My oh my, Onshape team!
    Config table change is particularly timely.
    Thanks very much!
    Brendan Smith
    Torus Developments - Mobility Engineering
    Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
    +61-402-822-410
    [email protected]
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,388 PRO
    Awesome, just awesome.

    It's those little things like expanding configuration table on paste or allow 1 for pattern count that can save hours of work but usually gets ignored by developers - not Onshape :+1: :+1:

    Cylindrical wrap seems nice, I wish I had need for that  :)
    //rami
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,029 PRO
    Very nice quality of life updates!
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,029 PRO
    Unfortunately now it warns for mate issues even when the part and mate are configured to be suppressed.
    These mates probably shouldn't get a red icon because the part the mate is attached to is suppressed not de-referenced.
    It is misleading


  • Josiah_HarthcockJosiah_Harthcock Member Posts: 28 PRO
    Great job guy's! Wrap feature looks sweet!
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,402
    @john_mcclary - please create a support ticket.
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,029 PRO
    NeilCooke said:
    @john_mcclary - please create a support ticket.
    Done
  • bradley_saulnbradley_sauln Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 271
    edited August 21
    Here is an example public document that I used in the videos for configurations and assembly patterns.

    A few things to note include how I named my features to make it easy for colleagues to follow my thought process and my use of construction beams to get the appropriate miters in the Part Studio as well as the correct BOM counts in the assembly.

    This is a simple example as you can use more logic within the configurations to get really fancy with your design. Let me know if there are any questions.

     https://cad.onshape.com/documents/b61d35832e3f713e7d319e6c/w/a2d8c274586c38142da72b05/e/e453a07217b21495e130d68e
    Engineer | Adventurer | Tinkerer
    Twitter: @bradleysauln


  • Henk_de_VHenk_de_V Member, Developers Posts: 150 ✭✭✭
    edited August 21

    I searched for the Wrap feature but can not find it.

    Is Wrap only for Pro's?


    Henk de Vlaam (NL)
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 477
    @Henk_de_V
    You need to be in a part studio updated to the latest version. Try a new document in mean-time
    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.
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Henk_de_V No it should be there for all users... but there is not

    The code is in the std document https://cad.onshape.com/documents/12312312345abcabcabcdeff/w/a855e4161c814f2e9ab3698a/e/5e2ac00ef43da299ccb2ff00

    I believe that someone missed to ad that icon  :o
    Un saludo,

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  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @lana I have just created a new document but the icon isn't there
    Un saludo,

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  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ahh No, it is there

    Un saludo,

    Eduardo Magdalena                           C2i Change 2 improve                           ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online?   
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  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 477
    It is there for me. Might be hard to find - under Transform:
  • Henk_de_VHenk_de_V Member, Developers Posts: 150 ✭✭✭
    edited August 21
    OK, I see it now.

    I knew about update time but did realize that this also involves the visibility of the toolbar elements.
    So, thank you @lana.
    Henk de Vlaam (NL)
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    En este enlace podéis ver las Novedades de Onshape en español


    Un saludo,

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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,029 PRO
    You have to add it to the toolbar, it is off by default it looks.. Probably due to having a custom toolbar before it was added


  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,381
    @john_mcclary

    It should definitely be on by default if you have not changed your toolbar.  For custom toolbar, it does not surprise me that it does not add in automatically, that is probably not the best behavior.  If it were to add itself automatically, where would you expect it to add into the custom toolbar?  Assume, for the sake of the thought experiment, that your toolbar is completely shuffled from our original toolbar.

    I'm not trying to say it shouldn't add itself, really just looking for feedback here to see if there is somewhere sensible we could slot in new tools, without bothering users who have set up their toolbar is a specific way.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,029 PRO
    edited August 21
    I was about to draw up a balloon notification like the "Onshape has new updates, click here to learn more"
    but have it specific to new buttons on the toolbar. Something like, "New features have been added to Onshape, but they are hidden from your toolbar, click here to customize your toolbar"

    But fortunate me, microsoft word has added a feature to their bar that I saw for the first time, so i just screen shot that instead :)

  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 348 PRO
    Highlight Boundary Edges - fantastic!  Let me quickly repair import to make it a solid.  Been awaiting this for years!  Thank you OS Team!!
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,624 EDU
    @john_mcclary

    It should definitely be on by default if you have not changed your toolbar.  For custom toolbar, it does not surprise me that it does not add in automatically, that is probably not the best behavior.  If it were to add itself automatically, where would you expect it to add into the custom toolbar?  Assume, for the sake of the thought experiment, that your toolbar is completely shuffled from our original toolbar.

    I'm not trying to say it shouldn't add itself, really just looking for feedback here to see if there is somewhere sensible we could slot in new tools, without bothering users who have set up their toolbar is a specific way.
    @Jake_Rosenfeld
    I had a custom toolbar, but hadn't edited the group that had the wrap feature in it, and it added itself :)
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,387 PRO
    If it were to add itself automatically, where would you expect it to add into the custom toolbar?  Assume, for the sake of the thought experiment, that your toolbar is completely shuffled from our original toolbar.
    I'd like to suggest that in this situation a new toolbar is created with any new feature icons and a splash screen is shown asking the user if they'd like to show/hide/move them. 
    Add in a hyperlink to to the relevant help files, a link to the "what's new" video and PT's personal cell number in case of any issues and we're cookin'
    Cheers, Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • dick_van_der_vaartdick_van_der_vaart Member Posts: 50 PRO
    Great update's as allways, also new pattern without first finishing sheetmetal parts ??
    It workt for me on a circular pattern. Fine if you have similar sheetmetalparts with some add-on,s, you can edit them in the flat-pattern view.
    The Wrap function came in handy at the right point also.
    Thanks, Dick van der Vaart
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