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Improvements to Onshape - June 12th, 2017
In this latest update we have focused on the improvement requests sent in by you, our customers, and the overall performance and stability of Onshape - specifically drawings. Customers who have submitted tickets that are addressed by improvements in this release will be notified in the coming days. If you have improvement requests, please submit your ideas here. Let us know what you think.
WELD SYMBOLSBoth ANSI and ISO weld symbols can now be added to drawings. The sheet standard you use determines the weld standard and dialog layout. Spot and seam welds, second fillet, symmetric and staggered welds are currently not supported, but will be added in a future update.
DIMENSION HIDDEN LINESSometimes, adding dimensions to hidden lines or adding centerlines to hidden holes makes a drawing easier to understand. Now, in Onshape drawings, you can if you wish (even if it is not good practice).
SHEET METAL BEND NOTESNow when you create a drawing of a sheet metal flat pattern by either right-clicking the flat pattern view of the model or by selecting the flat pattern filter in the Insert View dialog, bend notes are automatically shown next to each bend line.
DRAWING VIEW PRIORITYYou can now set the priority of a drawing view for both viewing and selection. This is useful if two drawing views are on top of one another and you want to select the view below. This priority setting also applies to images so you can place views on top of images to create effects like watermarks.
DRAWING THUMBNAILDrawing thumbnail images are now displayed on the Documents page and also in the tab previews inside a Document. This will make it much easier to determine which Document or tab you need before opening it. The image displayed is of the Drawing when it was last modified or closed, so for multi-sheet drawings you will see the sheet you viewed last.
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.
Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.