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Improvements to Onshape - November 18th, 2020

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  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 354 PRO
    This is a great update. Thank you Onshape team!
  • bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 55 PRO
    I got a chance to try the pics today. 

    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/190ff22230d6575e2b718738/w/c6c894c3e451254053fd77c2/e/e493dc1ed7f0a023245d83f5

    This is great for somebody like me who cannot remember what I did five minutes ago. I like the fact that the pics do not also stay on your phone if you use the camera. A nice addition would be to upload multiple pics.
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 706 PRO
    @bill_schnoebelen
    thanks for sharing the doc with pics!  

    the paint look is really cool.  what order and method did you get the black and blue to look so clean?  I see the needle applicator, just not sure how you did it.  Looks great!

    I am making a sign for gift and this is very timely...

    sorry to hijack the topic a bit here.

    www.accuratepattern.com
  • bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 55 PRO
    Hi Bruce,

    That is just a favor for a neighbor. I have made a bunch of these over the years. I usually make them out of whatever scrap I have. 

    IIRC I made one where I machined the profile. I then painted the exterior flat black. Then I machined the letters and clear coated. It looks pretty nice with the machine marks in the aluminum colored letters. I'll put a picture up there.

    For this one, I machined then painted. I watered down the blue and applied it with a glue bottle since that is what I had. It wicked in the letters very nicely! 

    If I was going to do it again, I would make the base paint gloss or semi gloss. I think any slips in the letters would clean off better than the flat black. The flat black may work better if you take the time to let it fully dry. I don't have that kind of patience. :)

    I actually bought the model paint to make some tooling storage racks. I plan to machine text in the aluminum. I'll  rub the paint in the recessed letters and clean the surface with a sponge.


  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 706 PRO
    @bill_schnoebelen that is helpful.  I am making a wooden sign and was going to hand router it.  You inspired me to do it in Onshape first and then we have CNC routers that I will use to 'engrave'.  Hope I have time to post a design doc including pictures also.  Thanks for the ideas!
    www.accuratepattern.com
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,231 PRO
    edited December 2020
    We like the sheet-metal powdercoat option :)
     



  • bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 55 PRO
    This could turn into a hackaday, pinterest, grabcad, fiverr on steroids. Do a Google search. Find a pic of what your looking for in OS. Borrow the CAD/Instructions or hire the person to make it for you.  
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 706 PRO
    I'm dreaming of an Onshape update, just like the ones I used to know.....
    www.accuratepattern.com
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,231 PRO
    Here is something you can watch while you wait


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,736
    @john_mcclary - lovin' that ^^  :D
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,638


    Which is to say... Just a moment ;) 
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,231 PRO
    edited December 2020
    ..

    hmm the video isn't linking..
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