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Improvements to Onshape - June 3rd, 2022
This release, we largely focused on improvements around core modeling and drawing throughput. We hope there is something in here for everyone.
CONTINUOUS DRAG-TO-TRIMWith the Trim tool active, you may now click and drag to continuously trim back sketch entities to their nearest point of intersection.
SUB-ASSEMBLY BOM DISPLAY OPTIONSYou may now control independently how a specific sub-assembly appears within a higher-level Bill of Materials. You may display the sub-assembly with its parts indented below (the default display), show ONLY the sub-assembly, or hide the sub-assembly and "promote" its parts to the next level of the BOM.
COPY WORKSPACE IMPROVEMENTSWhen copying a workspace from the Documents page, the new document no longer will open by default. Instead, a bubble message is provided at the Documents page allowing you to click to open the new copy.
SEARCH FILTER FOR FEATURE STUDIOSWhen searching from the documents page, you'll now find a filter available for Feature Studios.
DRAG TO COPY DRAWING VIEWYou may now copy a drawing view by holding either the ALT or Option key on your keyboard while clicking and dragging an existing drawing view.
STYLE PANEL FOR CALLOUTS AND SURFACE FINISH SYMBOLSYou may now control the font, text size, color and arrowheads for both Callouts and Surface Finish symbols from the Onshape Styles panel. Simply select one or more of these annotations that you wish to change, and select the Styles panel from the right side of the screen to make the necessary changes.
ADJUST CENTERMARKS WITH DRAGYou can now individually adjust the extension lines of any manually-created Centermarks with a click and drag.
CHANGE CUTLIST CONFIGURATIONYou may now change which configuration of a cut list table is displayed on your drawing, by simply right-clicking and selecting "Change configuration".
IMPROVED ALIGNED SECTION VIEW GENERATIONAligned section views no longer display a cutting line at the point of intersection.
RENDER STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS
OPTIONS AND CAMERA SETTINGS TOOLBAR ICONSThe "Options" and "Camera settings" nodes have been moved from the scene graph to the toolbar.
This change clarifies the UI, and focuses the Scene graph on only the model elements which you are rendering.
TRANSFORM MULTIPLE INSTANCESYou may now move more than one instance at the same time, using the Transform feature. Hold ALT (or Option) plus the SHIFT key on your keyboard while selecting any number of items, and you'll see the Transform manipulator on screen. Any translation or rotations prescribed through the manipulator will affect all selected parts.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
FEATURESCRIPT FUNDAMENTALSOnshape has released a new course exploring getting started with FeatureScript. This course covers the fundamentals of understanding how to develop your own features in an Onshape Part Studio. Learn from 27 new videos and several hands-on practice exercises to start your way on creating custom features! This course is available for all Onshape users.
CERTIFIED ONSHAPE ASSOCIATE - PRACTICE EXAM
- Testing Logistics
- Suggested Test Set-up
- Exam Question Breakdown
- A complete practice exam featuring modeling documents and drawings to test your skills
- Practice Exam Answer Guide
There have been several additional video updates to existing courses in the Onshape Learning Center, including:
Advanced Parts Design course
An update to the Creating a complex loft video to include new match connections and ISO curves options.
Understanding Curves course
An update to the Bridging curve video to include changes made in how to define continuity with magnitude and bias or control points.
An update to the 3D fit spline video to include additional options to create a 3D fit spline by selecting other curves and edges.
Introduction to Surfacing course
An update to the Thicken video to include the option to Keep tools.
Onshape Surfacing Modeling course
A new video and exercise on the Ruled surface feature.
Detailed Drawings course
An update to the hatching video to include how to customize hatchings in a drawing view.
An update to the Bill of Materials video to include how to select the BOM template option when inserting a table onto a sheet.
An updated video on how to create Auxiliary and Break views in drawings.
Managed In-Context Design course
Updates to the Creating in-context references video to include new interface elements showing which references belong to which context.
Updates to the Update a Context video showing new indicators for when a context is out-dated.
Please take a moment to try out these new features and improvements and leave your comments in the Forum post. 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.