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Improvements to Onshape - January 12th, 2022
SEARCH/FILTER/NAVIGATE DOCUMENT HISTORYDocuments with a long history of edits can be difficult to navigate and find the exact moment in time when a certain edit took place. The Versions and history panel now includes a search tool to help you quickly find a history entry based on element tab, object type, user or date.
COMPUTED MASSThe mass of a Part is now automatically calculated based on the assigned material. The Mass Part property can then be used in Drawing notes, title blocks, callouts and BOM tables and will update automatically when the Part geometry or material is changed.
MATERIAL CONTEXT MENUIf a material has already been assigned to a Part, the context menu now changes from Assign material to Edit material to make it easier to determine whether a material has been assigned or not.
QUICK SELECTIONThe Create selection tool is now integrated into the context menu. Hover over geometry and right-click to see the selection options available.
MISSING REFERENCES IN FOLDERSA new Folder icon lets you know when one or more features inside it have missing references.
ADD TEAM CREATOR TO TEAMWhen a new Team is created, the default behaviour is now to automatically add the creator to that team.
ADDITIONAL CONTROL FOR VARIABLE RADIUS FILLETSInflection points for variable radius fillets can now be added along an edge to precisely position each radius value.
SPLIT PART CHOOSE SIDE TO KEEPThe Split part feature now lets you choose whether you want to keep the geometry on one or both sides of the split.
SCALE/FLIP ZEBRA STRIPESThe zebra stripes created by the Curvature visualization tool can now be fine tuned to help you inspect the quality of your surfaces.
HIGH QUALITY TESSELLATION FOR SURFACE ANALYSISWhenever you need a better graphics representation, especially during surface analysis, you can now temporarily switch your view to high quality.
IMPROVED CURVE TESSELLATIONCurves are now automatically rendered to a finer tolerance to make their curvature easier to visualize.
FACE CURVATURE COMBSThe Show curvature command can now display curvature combs on faces to help you check surface quality and curvature continuity.
IN-CONTEXT TRANSPARENCY CONTROLViewing, selecting and hiding in-context assembly geometry is now easy with the new “Context transparency” slider.
HIDE PARTS IN ISOLATEThe Isolate and Make transparent commands now include a new option to hide transparent parts completely.
HIGHLIGHT FEATURES FROM PARTS LISTIn addition to the filter at the top of the Feature list, you can now select a Part, Surface or Curve from the Parts list and the features used to construct them are highlighted in the Feature list.
TRUE RADIUS DIMENSIONSThe Radial dimension tool is now able to measure and display the correct size of a fillet or other circular edge that is not in the plane of the Drawing view and therefore not a true arc.
TABLE CELL PADDINGA new Drawing property for tables enables you to control padding around text in a cell. This is a global property for all tables and all cells in a Drawing to specify the minimum horizontal and vertical spacing around text in a cell to maintain legibility or to increase the density of information displayed.
CUSTOM COMPUTED PART PROPERTIESIn addition to computed mass, Onshape Professional and Onshape Enterprise customers can now define the value of a Part custom property using FeatureScript. The result of the custom part property feature can be overridden by the user (with permissions) and can be displayed in BOM tables and Drawing notes. Documentation for this feature can be found here.
TRANSFER OWNERSHIPThe Transfer ownership dialog now lists Onshape Enterprise and Onshape Professional companies separately. This makes it easier for users who are members of multiple companies to ensure that the right documents are transferred to the right company.
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. Over the next few days, these features will also be available in Documents created before this update.