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Improvements to Onshape - April 28th, 2023
Closing up April with a bang! For the second time this month Onshape brings more improvements to the product. Improvements to PCB Studio, the UI, and drawings quality of life are some of the highlights of this release.
PCB STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS
PCB Studio supports data exchange between mechanical and electronics engineers. Updates from the original PCB imported into the PCB Studio can be pushed to the existing Onshape Assembly, instead of creating a new Assembly.
REVISIONS, PART NUMBERS, AND PROPERTIES IN ASSEMBLY LIST
You can now choose to show the part and sub-assembly status of anything you insert into an Assembly. This includes part number, state, and instance revision.
SURFACE EDGE REPRESENTATION
Certain operations like Loft and Boundary surface can sometimes turn an edge's analytical curve into splines. Curve data is now preserved so that, for example, measurements reveal the original arc or curve data.
EXCLUDE FROM SECTION VIEWWhen creating or editing section views, you can now exclude parts from being broken out for clarity.
PARTIAL SECTION VIEW EDITSYou can now edit partial section views so that the section line moves to the inside of the two association points initially defined.
AUXILIARY VIEW IMPROVEMENTSA new set of Drawing properties panel controls are available for Auxiliary views for ANSI vs ISO style choices.
MIN MAX TOLERANCESDrawing dimensions, Chamfer dimensions, and Hole callout dimensions now allow for MIN and MAX tolerance types.
ALLOW COMMA INPUT FOR DECIMAL SEPARATOR
For people in the US, using a period (.) is standard notation when delimiting decimals. For many others, the comma (,) is the standard; we have added a setting in your account preferences that allows you to change the standard used.
SHARE, LABEL & DELETE UI
We have enhanced the experience of scrolling through documents by adding shortcuts in the UI that allow you to share, delete, and label data more intuitively. We have also added clarity when deleting groups of documents. Now, if you do not have delete permissions for any of the selected documents, an information message provides insight on which documents you can or cannot delete.
‘MOVE TO’ DIALOG IMPROVEMENTS
Move documents, publications, and folders are now presented in alphabetical order.
MULTI TAB EXPORT
You can now optionally apply Export rules to the zip folder content, where it was previously only applied to the zip folder.
IMPROVED CLASS DASHBOARD PERFORMANCEClass dashboards now filter out:
1. Draft assignments
2. Assignments that were deleted without any modeling in them
FULL SUPPORT FOR PUBLICATIONSOn mobile devices (Android and iOS), it is now possible to create Publications or update references of items contained within the Publication.
CONFIGURATION PANEL FOR iOSView-only Configuration tables appear in Part Studios and Assemblies with configured data. This is helpful when understanding the rules that drive configurations and for viewing Custom properties related to each configured item.
LABELS IN SIDEBARin Onshape for iOS, an expandable Label list is found in the sidebar of the Documents page to filter Documents by one or more user-defined labels.
RENDER STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS
3D PRINTING APPEARANCE
A new 3D printing appearance, bump map and texture are available in the appearance picker in Render Studio.
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.