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Chat Box Inside Documents

A chat box on the side you can pull up with a button or arrow so that you can talk to other people in the document.
Would help when working on team projects and when working with support


  • alnis_smidchensalnis_smidchens Member Posts: 13 EDU
    Yes; this would be very useful! I often have to open Discord or Slack when I'm doing a design review or helping someone model something, and having to constantly switch programs really breaks the flow of productivity. It's the same in Google Docs--it's awesome to hop on and start working together remotely with no fuss or external tools required. BTW, @Mazie_Houchens
    , you can vote for your own improvement request.
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,729 EDU
    This can already be done with the comments in a document (they work in real time)
    MB - I make FeatureScripts:View FeatureScripts
  • lougallolougallo Member, Administrator, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,726
    @Mazie_Houchens this is done in comments today
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,323 PRO
    They can also double click your picture in the top right and follow your mouse move movements
  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 236 PRO
    @lougallo, @MBartlett21 - Its good to now that comments can be used this way. However, to me comments =/= chat, and therefore would provide additional value in some cases. Just like email, while near real time is not the same as chat. 

    Comments - while they may update in real time, are for asynchronous and persistent (not necessarily permanent) communication and documenting a chain of thoughts about something. Better for documenting and responding to focused questions, solutions, tasks, and feedback. 

    Chat - synchronous, real-time, non-persistent communication that isn't kept with the document. Better for longer, less focused, back-and-forth discussions that you don't want/need archived. 

    All that said, I think a "chat" would provide value, but I wouldn't prioritize it very high, personally. 
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,323 PRO
    edited December 2019
    You can always create a featurestudio and chat in real time there too

    I've done that before

    Good part about that is you can open the featurestudio in a new tab/window and have it on your second monitor or whatever so you can still multi-task
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,729 EDU
    You can always create a featurestudio and chat in real time there too
    Including making many red underlines in real time too :D
    MB - I make FeatureScripts:View FeatureScripts
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,575 PRO
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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