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Improvements to Onshape - September 15th, 2020

Roy_MutalikRoy_Mutalik Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 18
edited September 15 in New in Onshape
We've already reached the middle of September! I hope you all continue to stay safe and well.

Let's take a look at some of the improvements to Onshape in this release.

CAD IMPROVEMENTS

MATE DETAILS TOOLTIP

A new mate details tooltip is available when mousing-over a mate or mate connector feature in the features list.

 


SECTION VIEW OF A SECTION VIEW

You may now create a new section view, defined from an existing section view in a drawing.

 


AUTOMATICALLY SUPPRESS MATES

A mate will now automatically be suppressed if a part used to define that mate is suppressed. 

 


Mate Connectors will also be suppressed automatically if their owner part is suppressed.

PROPERTIES FOR VERSIONS AND WORKSPACES

You may now create custom properties for an entire version or workspace in a document. This is useful for capturing metadata that might apply to all of the tabs, such as a project number or job type.



In order to set up this type of field, you'll need to add the properties you create to a Category which has "Versions" and/or "Workspaces" set as the scope.



For more information on Categories, make sure to visit the help documentation!

FOLLOW MODE SHOWS DIALOGS

When following another Onshape user using 'follow mode' you will now see the dialogs for any sketches or features they edit within a Part Studio.

 


3D FIT SPLINE FOR MODEL AND SKETCH EDGES

A new option has been introduced in the 3D Fit Spline feature allowing for the selection of model and sketch edges. It converts these multiple edges into a single curve.

 


PARASOLID UPDATE


Onshape's underlying kernel, Parasolid, has been updated to V33. This provides you with the latest advancements in geometry, and allows you to export the latest format.



ENTERPRISE IMPROVEMENTS

GLOBAL PERMISSION FOR CREATE DOCUMENTS AND FOLDERS IN MY ONSHAPE

A new Global Permission has been added, allowing administrators to control which users of an Enterprise can create documents at the My Onshape page. If this permission is not allowed, a user will only be able to create documents or folders within folders to which they have the appropriate permissions.



BROWSE PUBLIC DOCUMENTS FROM AN ENTERPRISE

You can now easily browse through public documents, even when signed in to an Enterprise domain. 



Data created in and owned by the Enterprise cannot be made public even if a user has share permissions, so your data is still always secure. Enabling the public filter in an Enterprise simply makes it easier for user to copy data into the Enterprise for use, such as public custom features, vendor or supplier models, or even training materials.



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.

Comments

  • david_bornsteindavid_bornstein Member Posts: 1 PRO
    Awesome update!! Thanks!
  • xphilipxphilip Member Posts: 10 PRO
    Lots of cool stuff as usual :)
    Suggestion - in the same way that 'fixed' parts have an icon, it might be helpful if the mate icon had a variant that indicated whether limits were present in the mate. This would help identify why a mechanism would reach a state where it could no longer move and answer the question, 'is this because the mechanism bound or was a mate limit reached?'. It would also identify those mates that might control the extents of motion of a mechanism.
    :)
  • Theo_RTheo_R Member Posts: 45 PRO
    Automatically Suppress Mates -Thank you!!
    Follow Mode Show Dialog
    Global Permission

    All useful thanks
  • JollsJolls Member Posts: 50 PRO
    Automatically suppress mates??  YES PLEASE! 

    Also, follow improvements is great! Will certainly use.
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 482 PRO
    mate suppression, show dialogues in follow mode, and the edges in the fit spline are it for me. nice!
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
    Website: fractalmade.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • matthijs_kok997matthijs_kok997 Member Posts: 2 EDU
    I really like the follow mode. Great job!
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member, OS Professional, Developers Posts: 1,881 PRO
    The mates and dialogues are good.

    What does this mean in the changelog: REST API: Add rollback bar to EvalFeatureScript endpoint
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: View FeatureScripts
  • gerhard_swanepoelgerhard_swanepoel Member Posts: 18 PRO
    Some handy improvements. "Auto" mate suppress, section on section and follow mode is really helpful.
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 635 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great improvements, all very helpful

    Automatic mate suppression will simplify a lot assembly configurations
    Properties in Workspaces and versions are great, but we can't use it linked in a drawing note (like in the titleblock)

    Un saludo,

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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,889 PRO
    edited September 16
    As of today, you can't tell the difference between an inactive mate and a hidden mate

    Seeing how mates are normally hidden, it would be nice if the suppressed mate had a marker that shows it is inactive, without having to mouseover and read the tool tip.

    I agree it shouldn't be crossed out like a normal suppress because it is nice knowing which were suppressed manually from a config.
    I always hated having to mouseover in SW too when checking the status of a suppressed mate. Now is a good opportunity to do it better the SW again :)

    Maybe you could have just plain text appended to the name rather than a symbol:
    Fastened 3 (Inactive)


  • jakeramsleyjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 616
    The mates and dialogues are good.

    What does this mean in the changelog: REST API: Add rollback bar to EvalFeatureScript endpoint
    Hi MBartlett21,

    When calling the evaluate FeatureScript endpoint (`/partstudios/d/:did/[wvm]/:wvm/e/:eid/featurescript`) it now accepts a query param to indicate where the rollback bar should be evaluated to, ex. `?rollbackBarIndex=0` will rollback the entire feature list.
    Jake Ramsley

    Director of Quality Engineering & Release Manager              onshape.com
  • HuguesLessardWRIHuguesLessardWRI Member Posts: 13 PRO
    Mate Detail Tooltip is a great addition, but would be even nicer if it showed the name of components assigned to the mate. For a simple model as the cylinder, you can easily visualize them in the 3D model, but when having an intricate design, with lots of components bunched together, it quickly becomes harder to distinguish which components are mated together.

    As @john_mcclary pointed, it would also be great to have a visual cue of which mates has been suppressed together with the suppression of a part or ass'y.

    Altogether, these improvements are very welcomed.
  • BrendanMBrendanM Member Posts: 24 PRO
    Great stuff OS team. The mate improvements will be a blessing for building configured assemblies. 

    Cheers! 
  • don_williams909don_williams909 Member Posts: 98 PRO
    edited September 16
    I'm still going to press for a better Instances Tree structure in assemblies.  My scrolling finger is getting sore from having to scroll so much.  Need to be able to have things in a Windows style tree which can open a group of objects folder with a (+) or close with a (-) or something.  (See your pals in the Creo Dept.) Also, having the Mates in the Instances Tree is still an overwhelming use of valuable real estate.  Can't we have a way to click on a part and open up a Mate Dialogue box for it instead?


  • TimRiceTimRice Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 269
    Mate Detail Tooltip is a great addition, but would be even nicer if it showed the name of components assigned to the mate. For a simple model as the cylinder, you can easily visualize them in the 3D model, but when having an intricate design, with lots of components bunched together, it quickly becomes harder to distinguish which components are mated together.
     If you long click on a mate in the graphics area it will Isolate just the two parts that are mated. Same result if you right click on the mate and select Isolate

    Tim Rice | User Experience | Support 
    Onshape, Inc.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,889 PRO
    edited September 16
    Oh, my bad, it does look like they are identifiable.

    Hidden mates are light gray

    Inactive mates are light gray + Italicized text + lower half of icon is lighter 
    all of that and I still barely noticed the first time


  • jason_dixonjason_dixon Member Posts: 2 PRO
    The ability to sketch on drawings would be handy.  And, of course, displaying simplified external threads on drawings, or at least sketch them. Inserting a symmetry symbol (not the GD&T symmetrical symbol) would be nice, too.
  • EricGauthierEricGauthier Member Posts: 72 PRO
    Oh, my bad, it does look like they are identifiable.

    Hidden mates are light gray

    Inactive mates are light gray + Italicized text + lower half of icon is lighter 
    all of that and I still barely noticed the first time


    I am colorblind and I find the difference too thin. A better visual indicator would be more than welcome. I offer to be the community colorblind representant for Onshape!

    But great improvements again!
  • HuguesLessardWRIHuguesLessardWRI Member Posts: 13 PRO
    TimRice said:
    Mate Detail Tooltip is a great addition, but would be even nicer if it showed the name of components assigned to the mate. For a simple model as the cylinder, you can easily visualize them in the 3D model, but when having an intricate design, with lots of components bunched together, it quickly becomes harder to distinguish which components are mated together.
     If you long click on a mate in the graphics area it will Isolate just the two parts that are mated. Same result if you right click on the mate and select Isolate

    Thanks Tim, I haven't seen this one and it sure is a great tip, but how much clicks those it take to find that fastened 1 assembled Part A to Part B, rather than just hovering over the mate itself. Just saying that could be great if we could hover every mates and having part names listed at very first glance. Understanding how an assembly has been built would be much easier and less time consuming (same goes for debugging bad mates) especially when you run over a couple of those in a single assembly.

  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 635 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Un saludo,

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                                                                 Consulting Partner de Onshape                                      Averigua a quién conocemos en común


                                         Live Chat at Discord about Onshape & FeatureScript

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  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    Section view of a section view!!

    This is a fantastic update. Thank you Onshape team!


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