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Improvements to Onshape - January 5th, 2021

mfalkensteinermfalkensteiner Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 29
edited January 14 in New in Onshape
On behalf of everyone here at Onshape, I would like to wish you all a happy and successful New Year! This is the first of many updates for 2021 – if you have great ideas for new features or functionality that would benefit the entire Onshape community, please create Improvement Requests in the category on the right.



The User Interface and Help can now be displayed in French. Go to My Account > Preferences > Display Language to change for individual users.



Geometric tolerances sometimes need additional information to make manufacturing and inspection details easier to understand. A new text box and drop-down menu have been added to the Geometric tolerance dialog in Drawings to associate any additional required information.

We have also expanded the drop-down menu with additional symbols that can be added within the Feature Control frame.



Go to Analytics > Users > Team List to see all the teams in your Enterprise. Click on the drill-down menu next to each team name to display the Team Activity and Team Setup Dashboards.

The Team Activity Dashboard shows you all team members and their activities.

The Team Setup Dashboard shows all your members of a team and lists the documents shared with the team.



In more complex Part Studios you now can isolate one or more parts and adjust the isolation distance by dragging the slider. This helps you to quickly highlight a specific part of your design.


OBJ and STL files are unitless by default. To import these parts at the desired scale, you can now specify their units in the import dialog.


Onshape will now make mates and mate connectors inactive when you suppress parts or assemblies.

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.
Senior, Technical Services, EMEA


  • werty_werty364werty_werty364 Member Posts: 1
    с новым годом и вас дорогие разработчики!!! хотелось бы увидеть улучшения на android, например функцию FILL!! &&
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 139 PRO
    Thank you Onshape team.
  • tecno_barranatecno_barrana Member Posts: 1
    when will it be in Spanish? Thanks.
  • ilya_baranilya_baran Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 1,010
    Спасибо. Fill на андроиде скоро будет -- над этим работают.
    Ilya Baran \ Director, Architecture and FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
  • ryan_mcgoldrickryan_mcgoldrick Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
    I do not get a drill down option next to any of my Teams as displayed above in enterprise.. I only get a drill down option next to individual users.
  • stanislav_klepikovstanislav_klepikov Member Posts: 1
    Sorry in advance for my bad English. Maybe I don’t know smth, but I haven’t seen “spring” relation in Onshape. Sometimes it’s very useful to have it. 
    How to make assembly relation for shrinking or expanding details like for springs?
    Thanks for your work and Happy New Year!
    Всех с Новым Годом!
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,112 PRO

    There is no spring or flexible action in Onshape yet.
    I've seen some work arounds that involve splitting a helix in half and setting gear relations at each cross sectional face.
    But it is only a visual eye candy.
  • KEKKEK Member Posts: 1 PRO
    Nice updates - as always
  • prakash_s238prakash_s238 Member Posts: 2 EDU
    Nice updates. 
  • ethan_deal988ethan_deal988 Member Posts: 1
    I think a good next feature to be added in the next update is the ability to apply wraps to non-cylindrical surfaces
  • jacques_spillmannjacques_spillmann OS Professional Posts: 30 PRO
    Merci Beaucoup Onshape et bonne année !
  • Gaizka_G_P_Gaizka_G_P_ Member Posts: 1 EDU
    when will it be in Spanish? Thanks.
  • prakash_s238prakash_s238 Member Posts: 2 EDU
    Good Work team
  • ricardo_romeroricardo_romero Member Posts: 3 EDU
    Muy buenos los cambios, gracias! A los sudamericanos nos gustaría ver también una versión en español!
  • bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 44 PRO
    STL scale will come in handy. 

    Thanks for the inactivation of mates!!! Why not just suppress them? 
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,451 PRO
    edited January 12
    If I had design company I would be already planning how to implement monthly bonus for employees based on their useful activity. Should be like a gift from heaven for someone trying to cope with bunch of people working from home since there's always those who take advantage of situation and have bunch of explanations in their pocket.

    Great work Onshape team!
  • ryan_mcgoldrick47ryan_mcgoldrick47 Member Posts: 28 PRO
    Just wondering if anyone could assist or also has this problem as i mentioned in my above comment
    "I do not get a drill down option next to any of my Teams as displayed above in enterprise.. I only get a drill down option next to individual users"
  • ryan_mcgoldrick47ryan_mcgoldrick47 Member Posts: 28 PRO
    Never mind looks like it has since been fixed :smile:

  • warren_pegleywarren_pegley Member Posts: 11
    Klingon! someone has to do it
  • pierre_augerpierre_auger Member Posts: 1
    Merci beaucoup.
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