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Tips and Tricks 2020

john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,962 PRO
edited May 15 in General
I every so often remember that Onshape is a web browser app (quite a feat on Onshape's part to make that less apparent than one would think). Meaning you can use the builtin browser tools like find (ctrl+f)

Pretty obvious, but very easy to forget.

Couple this with a recent update (select BOM row by selecting item in tree) and you can get pretty efficient at sorting (requires you to have been intelligent with your part naming though :)
It is nice when all of the names in the tree start blending in with one another to have that colorful highlight. and a simple counter on the find bar tells you how many instances and will let you scroll to that spot.

Simple and obvious but I figure this could be helpful to forgetful people like me, or new comers who are still getting their feet wet in Onshape.


Comments

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 538 PRO
    love it! I find myself wishing for a search bar at the top of my Assemblies like the filter on the feature list, but this will do pretty well for that. I suppose it won't work to find nested parts in subassemblies, but still super handy, and I hadn't thought of it.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,962 PRO
    Yea it can only search what is currently on the screen, tried to see if it would poll from all layers of the tree and drawing sheet references but no luck there 
  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,478 PRO
    That's a great tip John, keep'm coming.

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