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Sheet Metal is Coming!

cody_armstrongcody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 165
We know how important Sheet Metal is to you.  We have been hard at work and are very close to releasing it to everyone.  As many of you know, we generally don't announce new functionality until it's actually released.  But because this is so important to so many, we wanted to make an exception.  Below is a link to a sneak preview of the Sheet Metal functionality coming soon.

https://www.onshape.com/onshape-sheet-metal-preview

Stay tuned!
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  • Ben_Ben_ OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 239 PRO
    edited February 7
    Whoot! Once you have weldments (I hope its next) Ill be able to dump all my other CAD. Looking forward to the day. 

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 994 PRO
    Very nice.

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • Narayan_KNarayan_K Member Posts: 379 ✭✭✭
    Hopefully this release will dispel our big hunger.... :)
  • darren_henrydarren_henry Onshape Employees Posts: 86
  • DriesVDriesV Member, Developers Posts: 43 ✭✭
    edited February 7
    Now that is kind of awesome...
    Product Specialist at Luxion (makers of KeyShot)
    www.keyshot.com
  • emagdalenaC2CemagdalenaC2C Member, Developers, Configurations EVP Posts: 171 ✭✭✭
    @Ben_There are a nice FeatureScript to create weldments.

    Unfortunately right now we can't sort and group weldment profiles of the same kind or length...

    PD: Onshape, I will be attending "Develop 3D live" in Warwick next March... Maybe, just maybe, it would be nice introduce a complete suite of weldment features and Onshape in Spanish ;-)
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  • walterwalter Member Posts: 34 EDU
    looking good
  • glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member, OS Professional, Configurations EVP Posts: 39 PRO
    Just had a look at the preview!
    Looks real good. Better than most others I've worked with.
    Can't wait to try myself!!!
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Configurations EVP, Graebert Ares Kudo EVP Posts: 2,066 PRO
    Awesome, I wish I could bend furniture board =)
    //rami
  • chrisjh777chrisjh777 Member Posts: 115 ✭✭✭
    Preview looks impressive!!  

    I look forward to my first sheetmetal part. I have a couple of SW sheetmetal parts I'd like to replicate in OS.  Should be a good comparison.

    The ability to view the folded and flat patterns simultaneously is a great step forward.
  • derek_wardderek_ward Member Posts: 28 EDU
    This plus In Context Editing will seal the deal with my move from Solidworks. Looks great!
  • viruviru Member, Developers Posts: 615 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8
    Wow...... very nice. After introduction of sheet-metal feature now many industry will think to choose Onshape as there primary CAD tool for design in future. By looking preview video I feel that sheet-metal of Onshape is simpler, faster and more user friendly than other cad tool. I am really excited to explore all feature of sheet-metal :D



  • shashank_aaryashashank_aarya Member Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
    Awesome! It is very simple to understand compared to other CAD, so I feel most of the industries could switch to Onshape sheet metal in future :smile:
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 994 PRO
    3dcad said:
    Awesome, I wish I could bend furniture board =)
    I'm in a similar position.  Sheetmetal looks really useful, just not for what I make. :/

    Perhaps we could use it to make the most awsome cardboard boxes in the world for our products? Sheetmetal sounds wrong for that, perhaps Cardboard-CAD, or Bendy-CAD? B)

    On the plus side I bet once this is released there will be some Onshape coders who'd like to work on something, perhaps anything, that isn't sheet metal for a while... :)

    Owen S.

    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • BenFBenF Member, Configurations EVP Posts: 2 PRO
    as ever with Onshape you've taken what is available in traditional CAD and taken it to the next level.  The sheet metal functions look sharper, more powerful and quicker than Solidworks.  Looking forward to using them :smiley:
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 1,093
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 994 PRO
    @NeilCook, now that's what I'm talking about!



    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • Kevin_at_BCWPKevin_at_BCWP Member Posts: 7 PRO
    Is sheet metal going to be included in the Professional subscription or a separate additional cost add-on?

    It looks great BTW!
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 1,093
    Included for all subscription plans.
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • tsung_ren_hungtsung_ren_hung Member Posts: 5 EDU
    實在太好了,在關聯式設計後,又一個令人期待的重要板金模組
    It is great, in the in-context design, another important sheet metal module is looking forward to.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 994 PRO
    I spy with my little eye something beginning with S...

    and ending with ...ix new icons in my partstudio.

    Forget coming, it's here!

    Wooooo.

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 417 ✭✭✭
    @NeilCooke - that could be really handy for making small box patterns on a laser cutter.

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 994 PRO
    Wow, after just a couple of minutes of playing with it I'm liking it a lot.  Love the separate view cube for the flat view.  Something similar might be nice in standard PS's to see multiple angles of the same part without having to keep spinning around.

    Once again Onshape you're making it all look easy, my sincere congratulations on some exceptional work.  Beer-o'clock for all involved I'd say.

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • steve_maiettasteve_maietta Member Posts: 29 EDU
    Sheetmetal -Holy cow, my dreams have been answered..

    Maybe I'm just missing it, but is there a way to insert the flat pattern into a drawing?

    thanks for all the hard work OnShape team!!   Take a month off!

    ~Steve
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 1,093
    @steve_maietta right click the flat view 
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers, Configurations EVP, Standard content EVP Posts: 994 PRO

    Maybe I'm just missing it, but is there a way to insert the flat pattern into a drawing?

    ~Steve
    Pssst. Try right clicking on it...  ;)

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • christopher_quijanochristopher_quijano OS Professional Posts: 35 PRO
    Just started trying out the sheet metal and I ran into one problem. On our sheet metal parts we tend to put a chamfer or a radius on all sharp corners but when I try this on a sheet metal part I get the following error. 

    "Active sheet metal modules are not allowed."

    I can "Finnish" the sheet metal part and add these features but they need to show up in the flat pattern. 

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks!
    Christopher

  • paul_chastellpaul_chastell Onshape Employees, Standard content EVP Posts: 60
    @christopher_quijano,  Fillets/chamfers are not currently possible in sheet metal, before 'finishing', but are certainly on our list of things to add in upcoming releases.
    Paul Chastell / VP of R&D / Onshape Inc.
  • christopher_quijanochristopher_quijano OS Professional Posts: 35 PRO
    @paul_chastell Thanks for getting back to me. I am still happy with what we got so far.  :)

  • noanoa Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 118
    @christopher_quijano although not as convenient as chamfer and fillet features, one workaround for now: You can create sketches and extrude-remove material. This works while still editing a sheet metal model and will show up in your flat pattern.

    Noa Flaherty / Customer Success / Onshape Inc.
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