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Improvements To Onshape - April 13th, 2016

cody_armstrongcody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 182
edited April 2016 in New in Onshape
We have a really exciting update for you that includes one of the most requested features to date!  Let's dig in.

  1. NEW Linked Documents - You can now insert parts, assemblies, and more from other Documents into the current Document.



  2. UPDATED Constraint improvements - Improvements to constraints including the ability to choose constraint type first, removing redundant constraint icons, and more.



  3. NEW Open model from drawing view - You can now right click a drawing view and open the model referenced.



  4. NEW Assembly expressions - Expressions can now be used to define values in assemblies. 


  5. UPDATED Large assembly performance - Large assembly render performance has been improved.  Especially with large assemblies that have small detailed parts.  The detail level of small parts within a larger assembly will now vary depending on size, complexity, and zoom level.


    Please take a moment to try out these new features and improvements and let us know what you think!


     Remember: The updates listed here are now live for all users when creating new documents and over the next few days these features will also be available in documents created before the date of this update.
 

Comments

  • shashank_aaryashashank_aarya Member Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
    Opening the model from drawing is very important and great update! Thanks very much!
  • florianflorian Member, OS Professional Posts: 102 PRO
    Especially funny when you just create a drawing and the interface changes while you edit it <span>:smile:</span>…
    I Love show overdefined @cody_armstrong shouldn't that be enabled by default?!
  • cody_armstrongcody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 182
    florian said:
    Especially funny when you just create a drawing and the interface changes while you edit it <span>:smile:</span>…
    I Love show overdefined @cody_armstrong shouldn't that be enabled by default?!
    @florian Yes "Show overdefined" is on by default.
  • HakroHakro Member Posts: 55 ✭✭
    Great update. Very helpfull. Keep it up, Onshape Team!
  • tim_waldemertim_waldemer Member Posts: 10 ✭✭
    Awesome updates!  Big thumbs up to the entire Onshape team!
  • viruviru Member, Developers Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭
    Very nice update!
    Thanks for adding Linked documents and Open model from drawing view capability smile



  • chris_8chris_8 OS Professional Posts: 101 PRO
    Great improvements!
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,376 PRO
    edited April 2016
    I'm smiling like a little girl using Onshape these days. Awesome update.

    Special thanks to "Linked Documents - You can now insert parts, assemblies, and more from other Documents into the current Document."



    //rami
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,376 PRO
    After you get your hands dirty with linked documents, please check the discussion I just started for managing standard parts and updates.
    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/3652/standard-parts-and-linked-documents
    //rami
  • Neels_AudieNeels_Audie Member Posts: 2 PRO
    What is the timeline for implementing Sheetmetal in Onshape?
  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 472 ✭✭✭
    Normally, Onshape doesn't publicly discuss timelines. Submit an Improvement Request, or add your vote to one that is already there to see sheet metal sooner - Onshape prioritizes features enhancements or additions in part according to user requests.
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,818 PRO
    What is the timeline for implementing Sheetmetal in Onshape?
    I'd like to think that sheetmetal is No.1 on the improvements list, certainly the feature I most desperately need. Hopefully we will see it soon but not before it is ready.
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  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 472 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    Well, personally, I'd vote for detailed hole call-outs in drawings as a top priority, but sheet metal would be nice, also.
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,376 PRO
    edited April 2016
    And I'd go for advanced assembly documentation instead of having sheetmetal since I don't need it at all.. But I still hope it will be there soon for you guys.. Just put in the tickets so that Onshape knows what we are missing the most.
    //rami
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,376 PRO
    We have a really exciting update for you that includes one of the most requested features to date!  Let's dig in.

    1. NEW Linked Documents - You can now insert parts, assemblies, and more from other Documents into the current Document.
     
    @cody_armstrong  Can you please open up how linked docs work with share? There are so many possibilities to link docs / sub docs / linked fs etc. that I would like to know the rules instead of trial / error method.
    //rami
  • cody_armstrongcody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 182
    3dcad said:
    We have a really exciting update for you that includes one of the most requested features to date!  Let's dig in.

    1. NEW Linked Documents - You can now insert parts, assemblies, and more from other Documents into the current Document.
     
    @cody_armstrong  Can you please open up how linked docs work with share? There are so many possibilities to link docs / sub docs / linked fs etc. that I would like to know the rules instead of trial / error method.
    @3dcad

    Forgive me I'm not sure I understand everything you are asking.  A couple things to note...

    1. You cannot insert a linked Document that has been shared with you as view only. ("can view, copy, and export" is minimum)
    2. If the Document is shared with "can view, copy and export" permission or higher, and has an established version, any part or assembly (or other file) from that Document can be inserted by the person you've shared with.
    Let me know if this was what you were looking for.


  • raj_Onshaperaj_Onshape Onshape Employees Posts: 76
    edited April 2016
    To add to what Cody has already said. 

    To share a document that contains links with somebody else you only need to share the top level document. i.e.   

    Assume there is a user X and Y.
    user X has created a document C which contains a link to document B that contains a link to document A.
    X has permissions to all C, B and A.

    If X wants to share C with Y he only has to share C and not B and A.  Y will be able to view C and all the elements in C but he won't be able to open B and A on its own.

  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 1,201 PRO
    Graphics are great.




    I'd say OS graphics is faster than SW on my Macbook.



    *I don't/haven't run openGL on my Macbook. 
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,376 PRO
    @cody_armstrong  and @ptrajkumar thanks for clearing up, it's nice that you only need to share top level doc.

    What if:
    User A share doc1 with user B
    User B links model from doc1 into his doc2 and shares that to user C

    Will user C be able to access whole model? What happens if user A stops sharing a some point?


    ps. @billy - very nice
    //rami
  • raj_Onshaperaj_Onshape Onshape Employees Posts: 76
    User C will always be able to open doc2. Once a link has been added from doc1 to doc2 it does not matter what user A does with share permissions on doc1.   We felt that this keeps sharing very simple. Otherwise every time you share a document one would have to share all its linked documents as well.
  • traveler_hauptmantraveler_hauptman Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 419 PRO

    User C will always be able to open doc2. Once a link has been added from doc1 to doc2 it does not matter what user A does with share permissions on doc1.   We felt that this keeps sharing very simple. Otherwise every time you share a document one would have to share all its linked documents as well.
    As long as linking is limited to versions, this works as expected and the same way file sharing works.

    If linking is expanded to branch heads (I hope it will be) then I would want a stop sharing order to freeze branch tracking links to the last shared version.
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