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Improvements to Onshape - December 15th, 2021

cody_armstrongcody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers, csevp Posts: 213
edited January 2022 in New in Onshape
It's the last update of the year and we've saved the biggest and best for last. We've listened to you, and put a strong focus on the basics - core modeling and drawing productivity. So not only are there a huge number of improvements, but they apply to everyone. We hope you find not just one, but many things that make your life easier.

This is the largest update we have ever done. Settle in, let's get started, and remember to keep scrolling down the page.


GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS

CHANGE MEASURE UNITS

You can now change the units that are displayed when measuring in Onshape.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/stxmbzlvsx

MAX DISTANCE MEASURE TYPE

You can now get maximum distance dimensions with any combination of selections. In the past this was limited to only certain geometry.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/93a2uuae2c

"N" KEY TWICE TO FLIP NORMAL VIEW

You can now hit the "N" key on your keyboard a second time to flip the normal view.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/8um89n6oj4

FOLDER LOCATION

Your Document's folder location will now appears in the Document toolbar. Clicking the location opens that folder in a new browser tab.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/4t0iq5hlpo


SKETCH IMPROVEMENTS

SCALE SKETCH

You can now scale a sketch in Onshape.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/up6cgv4vnm

CURVATURE VISUALIZATION IMPROVEMENTS

There have been multiple improvements to visualizing sketch curvature in Onshape.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/ggpukgq4pv

SKETCH TESSELLATION QUALITY

Sketch tessellation quality has been dramatically improved in this update.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/vh0mk23rzy

ALIGNED RECTANGLE

You will find a new Aligned Rectangle feature in the sketch toolbar. This new feature is useful when you need a rectangle that is not horizontally and vertically constrained.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/q2hue1obvl


FEATURE IMPROVEMENTS

SHOW DEPENDENCIES

You can now view the dependencies of any feature in the Feature List. Simply right-click the feature and choose "Show dependencies."

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/wmjimjdl5i

SHOW ISO CURVES IN LOFT

You can now turn iso Curves on and off in the Loft feature. These curves can be useful for understanding the quality of your surface. 

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/krbmlvfftc

KEEP TOOLS IN THICKEN

By default, when thickening a surface, the underlying surface will be deleted as part of the feature. You can keep the surface by checking "Keep tools" in the Thicken dialog. In the past, thickened surfaces had to be deleted as a separate step.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/jo6c2rw04t

REMEMBER SOLID/SURFACE SELECTION

Features that have a "Solid" and "Surface" option will remember your previous selection and default to that for subsequent features.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/onsft8b9if

REMEMBER LAST LOCATION IN INSERT DIALOG

The last location you browsed to insert will be the default location for subsequent insert operations.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/i4wjkb99y3

REMEMBER PREVIOUS VALUES

Features like Plane, Fillet, Chamfer, Delete Face, Offset Surface and more will now remember your key selections and make them the default for subsequent features.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/i9ok1eftgs

MISSING SELECTIONS

You will now see a special warning indicator for missing selections. If you hover over the feature with the warning it will tell you the number of missing selections.



DRAWING IMPROVEMENTS

CHANGE BOM TEMPLATE IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGS

You can now change the BOM template used when inserting a BOM table into an Onshape Drawing.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/ln2badv55g

UNDERLINE OVERRIDDEN DIMENSIONS

By default, any manually altered drawing dimension will be underlined to indicate it has been changed. With this update you now have an option to remove that underline by unchecking the new "Underline overridden dimensions" option in the Drawing Properties.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/2qcennkdb4

ADDITIONAL HATCH OPTIONS 

You now have many additional hatch options. Hatch can be edited by right-clicking and choosing "Edit hatch" or from the Drawing Properties flyout.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/nzpm3mgrye


LEARNING CENTER UPDATES

LOCALIZATION UPDATES

All of the technical briefings in the Onshape Learning Center are now available in Japanese. Change the language by navigating to the article and selecting the language in the pulldown.


VIDEO UPDATES

There have been several additional video updates to existing courses in the Onshape Learning Center, including a new video on creating general tasks in the Sharing and Collaboration course, a new video teaching how to make aligned section views in the Detailed Drawings course, and updates to the videos on the Draft feature and the pattern type option in the Part Design Using Part Studios course.


Please take a moment to try out these new features and improvements and leave your comments on the Onshape Forum. 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 Onshape Documents and over the next few days these features will also be available in Documents created before the date of this update.



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    fnxffnxf Member, User Group Leader Posts: 137 PRO
    Max Distance! Curvature! Sketch Tesselation Quality! Aligned Rectangle! Show Dependencies! Remember Remember Remember (so cool, all three!)! Change BOM Template! Additional Hatch Options! Video Updates (thank you!) and especially this one:

    - Fixed an issue where graphics performance is reduced for Safari browsers

    I am running out of exclamation points here.. great update! 😀 it’s an early Christmas present…
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    MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,748 PRO
    Early Christmas for sure! Thanks team!!

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    CADSharp  -  We make custom features and integrated Onshape apps!   cadsharp.com/featurescripts 💎
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    Theo_RTheo_R Member Posts: 81 PRO
    Wow - great list of enhancements. Well done.
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    wayne_sauderwayne_sauder Member, csevp Posts: 493 PRO
     Wow !!!  That is huge!!!  The team must have been working overtime!!!

     I was hoping to get rendering or simulation this year ;);) but I'll wait  :/

     Thanks for all the great updates this year!
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    Michael_DecorteMichael_Decorte Member Posts: 2 PRO
    Very nice updates!
    Enjoy the holidays!  :)
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    christian_pettychristian_petty Member Posts: 68 PRO
    Nice work!
    Christian Petty - Mechanical Design Engineer, Radian R&D
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    bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader, csevp Posts: 112 PRO
    So much good stuff! I love being able to change the measurement units. It does need dual units. Maybe evem three units! :smile: Currently doing a shop layout in feet, but most items inside are measured in inches or mm.

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    Darren_MackeyDarren_Mackey Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
    Great Job Onshape Team. Awesome Stuff and a lot of it!
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    glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 622 ✭✭✭
    Good job folks
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    bergdesignbergdesign OS Professional Posts: 11 PRO
    edited December 2021
    "Show Dependencies..."
    Finally! Thank you, thank you, thank you. This will make life so much easier when restructuring features that may not have been sketched and applied in the most ideal way or with the most ideal dependencies.
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    david_geselldavid_gesell Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
    Wow great job guys! Its amazing to see this program evolve into what it is now. Using only OnShape, i'm slowly becomming the engineer/designer/3d printer i've always wanted to be. Thankyou for that 
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    david_bornsteindavid_bornstein Member Posts: 6 PRO
    Awesome update, keep them coming!!!
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    S_HansenS_Hansen Member Posts: 5 PRO
    Aligned rectangle!! Thank you!
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    billyzelsnackbillyzelsnack Member Posts: 81 PRO
    This is such an amazing update.
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    ben_partouchben_partouch Member Posts: 115 PRO
    WOW... Thank you guys.
    Very useful updates!
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    Matthew_KiblerMatthew_Kibler Member Posts: 6 PRO
    edited December 2021
    Great update Onshape!!!!! 
    Show Dependencies is great. Wouldn't it be nice if you could suppress / unsuppressed from the selection or edit.....hmmm, maybe one more improvement request! 

    Love the Loft surface Iso curves!!!!!! 
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    monroe_weber_shirkmonroe_weber_shirk Member Posts: 96 EDU
    A big thank you to the Onshape team! 
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    ian_d_gardinerian_d_gardiner Member, User Group Leader Posts: 35 PRO
    Thanks for all the hard work Onshape. I really like the 'link direct to folder' in the top ribbon. Your focus on every day usability shines through
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    brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,137 PRO
    Great list of new features. Looking forward to making use of these. 
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
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    mortezaPourmohamadimortezaPourmohamadi Member Posts: 9 PRO
    Great job, team! These are all valuable updates.
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    JollyJolly Member Posts: 81 PRO
    Wow! Super update for lots of little, yet important, features. Thanks! Will use over half of these in my day to day.
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    danny_paynedanny_payne Member, User Group Leader Posts: 36 PRO
    Great updates!! As always I really like how drawings keep improving. 
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    Marc_MillerMarc_Miller Member Posts: 110 ✭✭✭
    'Twas the week before Christmas,
    when all through the design world
    engineers everywhere were stirring,
    from Onshape's killer release just unfurled!


    An amazing number of great updates and additions. Thank you Onshape team. Have a wonderful holiday.

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    shrekantshrekant Member Posts: 16 EDU
    Great work & kudos to you guys. You have transformed the way we teach engineering to the next generations. This update had a lot more of improvements. Still waiting for the exclusion of parts/features from sectional views.

    I am educator & need to use animate command a lot. 
    Mostly i require revolve animation on loop with more than default speed. sometimes i require 720 degree for special inversions of some mechanisms.

    I have to change the values everytime & that takes up a lot of time making students distracted while I am at it.

    remembering the values or better allowing to change default values everywhere would be heavenly for educators like me.

    Hope you remember this for your next update.

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