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Improvements to Onshape - July 31st 2020
MASS PROPERTIES IMPROVEMENTS
HIDE ALL FROM PARTS LISTYou can now hide all parts, surfaces, curves, or meshes in a single click in the parts list.
EDIT PROPERTIES OF A PART FROM AN ASSEMBLYYou may now view and edit part-level properties directly from the assembly.
You can also edit the properties of the sub-assembly itself by right-clicking it in the instance list.
VARIABLES RENAME EVERYWHEREWhen renaming a variable, you now have the option to automatically update the name of the variable everywhere it is used.
SECTION VIEW FROM CONTEXT MENUYou can now activate a section view from the right-click context menu of any plane, planar surface, cylindrical face, or mate connector.
RENAME DOCUMENTS IN-LINEDocuments are now renamed in-line from the Documents page.
Release Management Improvements
PART NUMBER PROPAGATES TO WORKSPACE ON RELEASE FROM VERSIONA new Release Management option has been introduced to allow you to control if part numbers should propagate to a workspace when releasing from a version.
This propagation setting is referring to the number of workspaces directly above the version you are releasing from. The image below shows another example of a branched history.
- With "Never" selected, the part number will only be written in the version that is released.
- With "One Workspace" selected, releasing V1 will not propagate to Main or B1, as there are two workspaces above that version. However, releasing V2 will propagate the part number to B1.
- With "All Workspaces" selected, releasing V1 will propagate the part number to both Main and B1. Releasing V2 with this option would only propagate to B1.
Learning Center Improvements
INTRODUCTION TO SURFACING SELF-PACED COURSEA new course, Introduction to Surfacing, has been added to the Learning Center to provide a fundamental understanding of surface modeling in Onshape. This course explores getting started with basic surfacing features to create complex part geometry.
This course is available to Standard, Professional, Enterprise, and Educational subscriptions.
Onshape Educational Plan Improvements
INTRODUCING: ONSHAPE EDUCATION ENTERPRISEOnshape’s Education plans are the only CAD education platforms that fully support remote learning and teaching on any device, from any location, with zero IT footprint.
A new edition of Onshape is now available designed specifically for education institutions. Onshape Education Enterprise includes features to allow schools and universities to easily manage permissions, control access, and understand activity and analytics in a tool designed specifically for students and educators.
It is important to note that Onshape's zero-cost Education Standard product, used by thousands of schools every day, will continue to exist with no changes. Education Enterprise is a premium edition available to organizations looking to solve these unique administrative needs at scale.
For more information on Education Enterprise, take a look at the Introducing Onshape Education Enterprise blog post, and please share it with any local schools or education programs you know of that may benefit from it!
CUSTOM FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS AND TOOLTIPSYou can now set a description for your custom features, useful for capturing the features' purpose and workflow. This description is visible when hovering over the custom feature in the toolbar, as well as in the Feature Search (activated by Alt + C).
You can also add parameter tooltips, visible by hovering over a field while using the custom feature.
Further documentation on these features is available here.
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.