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Improvements to Onshape - November 1st, 2022

Soufiane_ABOULAAKLSoufiane_ABOULAAKL Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 3
edited November 2022 in New in Onshape
It's update time!  This release brings highly requested features, quality of life improvements to the Loft and Fill features and Simulation is now available for all Onshape Professional users. Let’s take a look!



SIMULATION BETA - ONSHAPE PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

The cloud-native Onshape Simulation beta functionality--which was introduced last release--is now available to all Onshape Professional subscribers as well.


CAD IMPROVEMENTS

EXTERNAL THREAD

We have released a new thread feature allowing you to quickly create threads, with custom parameters in one command.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/f966k70wda?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640


TANGENT CONTROL FOR LOFT & FILL FEATURES

Fill and Loft features have a new option, "adjacent faces", providing more control over end conditions and creating more predictable shapes.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/8mitu3yzw2?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640

CUSTOM FRAME ALIGNMENT POINTS

Users now can add extra alignment points as part of the tag profile feature and use them in frame creation.

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/d806yt91if?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640


ADDITIONAL ERROR INFORMATION FOR FILLET, CHAMFERS AND SHEET METAL BLENDS

Onshape now provides you error feedback and displays specific fault reasons, when trying to create a fillet, chamfer or sheet metal blend that might not be possible to generate. 

https://onshape.wistia.com/medias/4zg89vf6gz?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640


GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS 

IMPROVEMENT FOR SHARE DIALOG

When you start composing your personal message in Share setting dialog, Onshape now lets you know when you’ve gone over 1024 characters. This gives you tangible feedback as you type.


DRAWING IMPROVEMENTS

LOCK DIMENSION JOG ANGLE AT 45 DEGREES

To keep the appearance of drawings with jogged dimensions neat and consistent, you can now lock the angle of all jogged dimensions to 45 degrees in the Drawing properties panel.



IMPROVEMENT FOR BEND LEADER LINES

Bent leaders for Notes, Hole/Thread callouts, Geometric tolerances and other annotations have been improved. A grip point has been added at the elbow joint of bent leader lines which allows you to adjust the horizontal segment without changing the location or orientation of the rest of the leader. This helps to communicate information clearly.



ENTERPRISE IMPROVEMENTS

GLOBAL PERMISSION: SYNC TO ARENA

This new global permission allows an Onshape Administrator to control which users in the enterprise have the ability to sync Onshape objects to Arena.


DOCUMENT ACTIVITY: FILTER MODELING TIME REPORT BY VERSION

In Analytics of Onshape Enterprise, Start Version and End Version Filters have been added to Document Activity Dashboard. The dashboard now shows the Document Activity including the modeling time between specific versions of the same document.



PCB STUDIO

EDIT REFERENCE DESIGNATORS IN PCB STUDIO

You can now edit the reference designator value for a component within PCB Studio.



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.

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  • mlaflecheCADmlaflecheCAD Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 179
    edited November 2022
    Join @richard_doyle and @mlaflecheCAD to review these updates live on our show Wednesday morning at 9am Eastern US time:

    Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCjtLyBNfA

    Twitch: 

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6993316472986988544/

    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mlaflechecad
    Regards,
    Mike LaFleche   @mlaflecheCAD
  • GregBrownGregBrown Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 92
    Some additional notes on the Simulation for Pro subscribers here: https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/19444/simulation-for-all-professional-licenses 
  • pmc_pmcpmc_pmc Member Posts: 7 ✭✭
    "ADDITIONAL ERROR INFORMATION FOR FILLET, CHAMFERS AND SHEET METAL BLENDS"

    I expect that will be helpful in practice. More dramatically I think that {would have been,will be} super helpful for {me,anyone} to get more quickly up the learning curve for those features.   
  • xTimRicexTimRice Member Posts: 57 PRO
    Lovely additions team, thank you for your hard work! I think fillet diagnosis will be especially helpful. Will that UI/UX pattern come to other features as well?
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  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers, Channel partner Posts: 856 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great update!!
    Un saludo,

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  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,372 PRO
    Ooooh, wasn't expecting simulation so soon for pro users, will have to check it out!

    Custom frame points, nice! Now we just need "per segment" alignment options so we don't need to artificially split up frames depending which way the line was drawn in the sketch!
  • danny_paynedanny_payne Member, User Group Leader Posts: 34 PRO
    As  professional user I am now so excited to be able use the simulation. The external threads and the drawing updates are really nice.
  • fnxffnxf Member, User Group Leader Posts: 133 PRO
    External threads ❤️
  • amir_livneamir_livne Member Posts: 76 EDU
    Hi 
    External Thread - That's great !!!!
    Simulation - As a college lecture I'm very sad to hear that the simulation mode is not available in "Onshape Education". My students are one step before they'll enter to the real industry life and I cannot introduce them to that simulation. As you all know, that mode is part of "Solidworks Education". I'm wondering why ????
    Amir Livneh 

  • Hans_Leirvik_1Hans_Leirvik_1 Member Posts: 38 PRO
    As usual : WOW   <3

    An unknown person evaluating CAD systems for his company called me to ask about Onshape and I had to tell him: I LOVE ONSHAPE :)
  • Nath_McCNath_McC Member Posts: 113 PRO
    Yes, Yes, Yes. What an update. External threads, simulation for pro users, adjustable jog points! It's like Christmas has come early. Thank you, Onshape team. 
  • sebastian_glanznersebastian_glanzner Member, Developers Posts: 397 PRO
    External Threads is a great update  :):):)
    I'm sure there are a lot of users who will switch to Onshape now!
  • thomas_miglincithomas_miglinci Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
    External Threads is finally here  :)
    But, not in my Part Studio ?!
    The version shown is 1.155.7128.f8bafbeaf068 and according to the https://www.onshape.com/en/changelog/ it should be available....

    Any hint?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,235
    External Threads is finally here  :)
    But, not in my Part Studio ?!
    The version shown is 1.155.7128.f8bafbeaf068 and according to the https://www.onshape.com/en/changelog/ it should be available....

    Any hint?
    Read the small print at the bottom of the post :) - may take a day or two before it appears in existing docs.
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  • thomas_miglincithomas_miglinci Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
    NeilCooke said:
    External Threads is finally here  :)
    But, not in my Part Studio ?!
    The version shown is 1.155.7128.f8bafbeaf068 and according to the https://www.onshape.com/en/changelog/ it should be available....

    Any hint?
    Read the small print at the bottom of the post :) - may take a day or two before it appears in existing docs.
    Ups, thanks for the answer - I was overwhelmed because of the excitement (it took almost 5 years until the external threads were implemented)...
  • Pattabi_KakumanuPattabi_Kakumanu Member Posts: 39 PRO
    External thread is a great update! Thanks.
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,654 PRO
    Legit! Thanks team!

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  • Josiah_HarthcockJosiah_Harthcock Member Posts: 54 PRO
    This is great! 
  • Henk_de_VlaamHenk_de_Vlaam Member, Developers Posts: 237 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2022
    Again, a great update; External Thread!

    But... is the personal message function in the Share panel not possible for the Free and Education plan? I don't see it.

    Henk de Vlaam (NL)
  • thomas_miglincithomas_miglinci Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
    Now, that both internal and external threads are available, it would make sense to have both of them configurable via variables for diameter and pitch.
    And of course to have more choices on the pitch size.
    Thanks a lot
  • shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
    Custom frame points!  This is super to see frames being improved.
  • STEGSTEG Member, User Group Leader Posts: 38 PRO
    Très belle mise à jour! Félicitations Onshape!
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 842 PRO
    Yes! Loft and Fill tangency!!
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  • shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
    I just noticing the simulation integration right into the assembly environment.  This is huge!  I didn't realize is was going to be available right in front of you all the time.  That makes a huge difference in deciding to perform a test when you don't have to shift mental gears to do so.
  • john_rousseaujohn_rousseau Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 339
    But... is the personal message function in the Share panel not possible for the Free and Education plan? I don't see it.
    We spent several months (a few years ago) dealing with spammers that were abusing our high-reputation email service on Free and Education accounts to send ads. The only successful mitigation was to remove the ability to set a custom message on easily acquired accounts.
    John Rousseau / VP, Technical Operations / Onshape Inc.
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers, Channel partner Posts: 856 ✭✭✭✭✭
    En este enlace podéis ver las Novedades de Onshape en español:
    https://youtu.be/sbuBOIC9VRY
    Un saludo,

    Eduardo Magdalena                         C2i Change 2 improve                         ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online?  
                                                                         Partner de PTC - Onshape                                     Averigua a quién conocemos en común
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