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Improvements to Onshape - February 17th, 2020
EXPLODED VIEWSYou can now create exploded views within Onshape Assemblies and Drawings.
RECURSIVE LINKED DOCUMENT UPDATESThis update will be rolled out to users over time and was previously seen as two 'What's New' listings for updating all external references and improvements to updating linked documents.
DRAWING SHADED VIEW IMPROVEMENTSYou can now enable shaded views of drawing section cuts, crop views, and views with broken out sections.
SKETCH INFERENCING IMPROVEMENTSWhen sketching in Onshape you can now infer to any geometry in the plane of the active sketch, including existing sketches. Previously you could only infer to geometry that was part of the face being sketched on.
NEW USER ONBOARDING IMPROVEMENTS
The password creation page has been redesigned for the account activation process of first-time users. New users, vendors, and suppliers that you start to collaborate with inside Onshape will begin to see an improvement in the account set up process.
IMPROVEMENTS TO RELEASE SETTINGSYou can now override the company release settings for a custom workflow within Onshape Enterprise. There is a new JSON section for custom release workflows called “options” that allows you to override release settings such as the release conditions that would prevent a release from being created. You can also specify which revision scheme is active for the custom workflow selected. Under the revision scheme section of the company settings, there is a new field to copy the revision scheme id to use for this setting. More information on setting up custom workflows can be found in the Onshape Enterprise help documentation.
ADVANCED DOCUMENT SEARCH
Searching from the documents list in iOS now allows filtering by properties and custom properties that were created in a company. Simply select an appropriate item from the "Type" filter at the top, and then "Add criteria" for the property you wish to search on.
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: With the exception of Recursive Linked Documents, 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.
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Also, exploded diagrams are something I use ALL the time. I have many duplicate assemblies to make exploded diagrams, but then when I make updates to the design I had to create a completely new exploded diagram assembly and re-create the drawing.
These two changes will save hundreds of hours. Thanks guys.
Inferencing and recursive links are also welcome changes.
Will there be explode lines available as well at some point?
One thing to consider taking advantage of is the following workflow:
1) Display States to hide casings or specific parts not necessary for the steps or instructions
2) Named views (from the secondary view cube) to set the proper viewing angle to capture the correct visual information
3) An exploded-view that takes advantage of 1+2 to then be utilized in drawings or for a 3D visualization.