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Improvements to Onshape - March 20th, 2023
ENHANCED ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCEWhen opening a natively-modeled large assembly, you will now see reduced open time and web-browser-related RAM usage. This allows you to spend more time being productive and less time waiting.
HOLE TOLERANCESThe Hole feature’s Limits and Deviation tolerance types allow you to input zero or negative values for the upper and lower bounds.
ELLIPTICAL ARCDirectly define partial ellipse geometry within a sketch, including major and minor axis direction and dimensions.
EDIT CUSTOM PROPERTIES WITH 'LIST' TYPEA new User Interface has been introduced which gives administrators enhanced control over List options within a custom property.
BOM TABLESOnshape for iOS includes BOM Tables. Access the Bill of Materials in a flattened or structured view from either a workspace or version. Also, note that the parts and assemblies cross-highlight in the BOM Table with the objects in the graphics area. For the iPhone, the BOM is available from the Menu in the upper left corner and viewable full screen, and for the iPad, the panel is shown with the graphics area, and the panel is draggable.
DOCUMENTS PAGE AND SETTINGS
Onshape for iOS has updated the user interface to make more use of screen space and provide a richer user experience. For iPad users, we've moved navigation menus into a side bar that can be opened and closed. The active section is highlighted so you can easily keep track of where you are, and tapping the icon again closes the panel. Teams, Labels, and your company documents are now located here, while notifications can be found at the foot of the panel.
But that's not all! We've also redesigned the settings view to match the new split view enhancements. User settings are easier to access with standard account preferences like default units, profile settings, and team members at your fingertips.
These updates are designed to improve the user experience and streamline the navigation process, ensuring you can get the most out of Onshape for iOS.
ANALYTICSFor Onshape Enterprise users, navigation to Analytics dashboards is accessible from the left side panel interface, and all dashboards that are shared with you are visible under that node.
NEW ASSIGNMENT DASHBOARDThe Analytics dashboard has been updated to show the data for individual assignment submissions. Now, Educators can quickly review student submissions without having to navigate into the document dashboard.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
ACCESS TO SELF-PACED COURSES
We have ungated all of the self-paced courses in the Onshape Learning Center. Previously some of the advanced courses were only available to certain Onshape subscriptions. We have decided to allow all users to access all self-paced courses. Please take a look through the catalog and enjoy learning!
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.
Also very happy to see the open access to self paced courses. This should make it that much easier for people to get up to speed on all the functionality.
Join Richard Doyle, the User Group Guy, and me, Mike LaFleche, the Professor, as we react to the latest Onshape update. This time for fans of iOS, there are a ton of goodies, plus some new sketching tools as well as better native Assembly performance in many scenarios. Plus, not to be understated: FREE SELF-PACED TRAINING for all Onshape users; no excuses now not to be the best Onshaper you can be!!!
10am Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Legit update! Thanks Onshape & PTC team.
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Amazing that you could increase the performance this much!
Now I'm just wondering why is there +0.00 and -0.00 in Hole Feature. I was taught there's only one zero without any positive/negative sign.
Great that we can edit and delete list properties now!
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Assembly improvement is really significant, anything that brings a +50% improvement has to be applauded, and yes the free for all Self Paced Courses is excellent. Thanks Onshape!
I wonder if Easter is going to impact things but in the meantime I will be hitting F5 once a in a while...
You've started measuring time in "Onshape updates" instead of days, weeks, or months. For instance, you say, "I'll finish that project in two updates!" or "It's been three updates since we last met!"
You've created a special "Onshape Update Ritual" that involves your favorite snacks, a countdown clock, and a carefully curated playlist that builds anticipation for the moment the update message appears.
You've developed a phantom F5 key syndrome, where you find yourself unconsciously pressing the F5 key even when you're not near a computer or when you're on a completely unrelated website.
Your friends and family start to notice your sudden mood swings every three weeks, and they've started preemptively planning intervention-style "Onshape Updates Anonymous" meetings just to help you get through it.
You've crafted a shrine dedicated to the Onshape logo, complete with candles, incense, and a small F5 key charm, praying to the CAD gods for good fortune in the next update.
You've started a betting pool with fellow Onshape enthusiasts, wagering on which new features will be included in the next update. Your spreadsheet tracking the odds is even more detailed than your actual CAD designs.
You've tried to set up Onshape-themed holidays to celebrate every update, like "Extrusion Extravaganza," "Filleting Frenzy," and "Constraint Carnival." Your friends and family are still not quite sure how to participate.
You've begun to dream in CAD, where every night you're either designing new Onshape features or anxiously waiting for an update that never comes. You wake up in a cold sweat, grasping for the F5 key.
You've started using "F5" as a verb in daily conversation, leaving those not in the know completely baffled. For example, "I just need to F5 my life right now!" or "This party needs an F5!"
You've become an amateur meteorologist, closely tracking cloud patterns and atmospheric conditions, convinced that the key to predicting Onshape updates lies in the skies above.
I'd be curious to see what prompts you used to get that out of ChatGPT.
Thanks, glad you like it
I use ChatGPT 4.0 and used this prompt:
Introducing the perfect Onshape update: "CAD-topia Extravaganza!"
Auto-Design Feature: Your Onshape now comes with a mind-reading tool that senses your creative genius and instantly designs the perfect model without you lifting a finger. Now you can take a nap while your work gets done for you!
Coffee Delivery Service: The new Onshape update has partnered with all major coffee chains to offer instant coffee delivery right to your desk. Just hit "F5," and a fresh cup of java will appear, ensuring you're always awake for the next update.
F5 Key Fitness: Tired of feeling guilty about hitting F5 all day? Worry no more! Our new update turns your F5 key into a mini fitness tracker, so you can feel good about burning calories while waiting for the latest features.
Self-Aware Extrusions: Say goodbye to manual adjustments! Extrusions now come with a built-in AI that can sense your design intentions and automatically adjust themselves to perfection. They might even tell you a joke or two.
Pet Mode: Bring your furry friends into your CAD designs! With our new Pet Mode, you can now create custom Onshape pet accessories and toys, all while receiving live input from your four-legged design assistant.
In conclusion, the perfect Onshape update combines cutting-edge technology, your favorite caffeinated beverage, and a touch of pet-friendly whimsy, ensuring a productive and entertaining CAD experience!
We keep things pretty tight-lipped about future functionality, and The Extravaganza was supposed to be super-duper-extra secret... especially the coffee delivery service...