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View only Tutorial or Help menu for OS non-users (without account)

EricGauthierEricGauthier Member Posts: 73 PRO
What about a tutorial explaining how to use the view only mode using a link for OS non-users? This tutorial could be directly available in the view only window. When I send a link to clients, they often don't know how to manipulate a 3D CAD. I think this tutorial could help me in convincing them to use my links instead of requiring me to send them CAD files.


  • KatieHuffmanKatieHuffman Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 143
    edited May 2018
    This is a great idea, and something we have thought about. We have captured it as an improvement request, and tagged you on it. As a professional user please submit any improvement requests using the feedback tool in the help menu of Onshape.
  • brendan_romano_romanobrendan_romano_romano Member Posts: 8 PRO
    I support this idea! I know there is a "what's new" video demonstrate how to use view only tool bar; but I have hard time locate this video every time I wish to encourage a non-CAD customer to use OnShape as a communication tool. 
    (If I am a dictator, I will make watching this video mandatory, lol~)
  • KatieHuffmanKatieHuffman Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 143
    When sharing with view only you can display a view-only toolbar that makes it easier for non-CAD users to rotate, pan, zoom, and access other view only options. The toolbar is pretty self-explanatory. This can be set in the company settings under Preferences. If you would like some kind of video content of how to use the view only toolbar, I can add that to our training to-do list.
  • KatieHuffmanKatieHuffman Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 143
    @EricGauthier I don't know if you are still looking for something on this- but I finally was able to write a tech briefing on this subject, and this article can be sent to people who do NOT have Onshape accounts- they do not need to sign into the Learning Center to view it.

    (Admittedly with the last Onshape release I need to add Appearances, Hole tables, and Custom Tables to it!)

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