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Improvements to Onshape - May 4th, 2018

cody_armstrongcody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 180
edited May 9 in New in Onshape
It's May already and we're here again with an exciting new update for you. We have a lot to cover, so let's dive in.

ASSEMBLY LINEAR PATTERN IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS
You can now create Assembly Linear Patterns in multiple directions in a single command.


PART NUMBER GENERATOR IMPROVEMENTS
Onshape Professional users can now generate part numbers in the workspace properties dialog as well as in the Simultaneous Bill of Materials flyout. In the past, the ability to automatically generate part numbers was limited to the Release Candidate creation process.


KEYBOARD SHORTCUT FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN RECENTLY OPENED TABS
There is a new keyboard shortcut for switching between recently opened tabs. Press ctrl + spacebar to view recently opened tabs, then press the spacebar again to cycle between the tabs. Let go of the ctrl key to open that tab.


PROPERTY DISPLAY NAME
You will find a new option for "Display Name" when editing your company's properties. This allows you to change the way the property is displayed. For example, changing "Quantity" to be displayed as "QTY."


GO TO ITEM IN LIST
If you right-click a part or subassembly that belongs to a nested subassembly, you will see a new option to "Go to item in list." This will expand out the subassembly and highlight your selection in the instance list.



CONFIGURATION NAME IN ASSEMBLY TOOLTIP
A tooltip with configuration details now appears when hovering over parts in the assembly instance list.



DRAWING WATERMARKS
As a company owner or admin, you will find a new option under the Release Management settings to "Show watermark for unreleased drawings." This automatically adds a watermark to all drawings except drawings that are released.


NOTES WITH MULTIPLE LEADERS
Notes in Onshape Drawings can now have multiple leaders. Simply right-click a Note with a leader and choose the option to "Add leader."


INSERT SURFACES INTO DRAWINGS
You can now insert surfaces into Drawings in Onshape. Surfaces will now appear as an option when inserting and you have a new filter in the insert dialog to make inserting only surfaces easy.


ADDITIONAL NOTE FORMATTING OPTIONS
You now have the option to insert numbered and bulleted lists in Notes in Onshape Drawings. There are also new options for specifying upper and lower case letters.



VIEW FEATURE DIALOGS WHEN SHARED WITH VIEW AND COPY PERMISSIONS
If a Document has been shared with you with view and copy permissions, you can now double-click a feature in the feature list and see the details of that feature. This can be helpful for many reasons. One example is now it is possible to review the features and steps of a public Document without creating a copy first. This also means it is now possible to see the parameters of a feature in a version. In the past, you would need to create a branch to do this.




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 Onshape Changelog.

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.

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  • RyanAveryRyanAvery Member Posts: 66 EDU
    update lukes good. 
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 1,821 PRO
    Nice work folks, thanks for the relentless updates.
    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • robert_morrisrobert_morris OS Professional, Developers Posts: 149 PRO
    Great set of updates, thanks everyone!
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,287 PRO
    Very useful new features, thanks! :+1:

    //rami
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,707 PRO
    Great to wake up to a new release. Lot's of little things needed to make work easier.  Go to item in list is going to save me heaps of time clicking to expand subassemblies. Thanks!
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,307 PRO
    View feature will make checking users documents on forums much easier!

    So many good updates this week, good work!
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,707 PRO
    View feature will make checking users documents on forums much easier!

    So many good updates this week, good work!
    This is a good improvement, I was just checking back over an old version yesterday and couldn't get the details I wanted, now I will be able to.
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,307 PRO
    It's transparent to everyone but the forum watchers. But its nice to see even that level of comitmit from the devs
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 456 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 4
    Nice improvements as always!!

    PS: It seems that it is raining  ;)
    Un saludo,                                                      C2i Change 2 improve                                   ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online? 
    Eduardo Magdalena                        Consulting Partner de Onshape                                                 Averigua a quién conocemos en común

  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 273 PRO
    view features should cut down on copies and will be very handy for checking parameters in versions.  Nice!  thanks
  • mbartlett21mbartlett21 Member Posts: 1,134 EDU
    KEYBOARD SHORTCUT FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN RECENTLY OPENED TABS
    There is a new keyboard shortcut for switching between recently opened tabs. Press ctrl + spacebar to view recently opened tabs, then press the spacebar again to cycle between the tabs. Let go of the ctrl key to open that tab.

    This is really useful. Thanks.
    MB (I make FeatureScripts: view FS)
  • Michael_V_HassonMichael_V_Hasson Member Posts: 1 PRO
    Multiple leaders!  Ahhh... it's the simple things in life that please us most  ;)
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 456 ✭✭✭✭
    I do not know why but sometimes when I play the videos I hear the audio but the images are not displayed.

    It never happened before,
    Has it happened to someone else?
    Un saludo,                                                      C2i Change 2 improve                                   ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online? 
    Eduardo Magdalena                        Consulting Partner de Onshape                                                 Averigua a quién conocemos en común

  • brian_jordanbrian_jordan Member, Developers Posts: 110 ✭✭✭
    I do not know why but sometimes when I play the videos I hear the audio but the images are not displayed...
    I see exactly the same here also if I try to view the videos full screen the top left is obscured by a fixed picture as in the attached screenshot.
    Windows 10 Pro Spring 2018
    Google Chrome is up to date
    Version 66.0.3359.139 (Official Build) (64-bit)

  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 456 ✭✭✭✭
    Seems There is a new missing improvement ;-)

    Thanks to @john_hackington for pointing it

    In the arrays feature (linear, circular and curve) if you select the Feature pattern option you will see a new checkbox "Apply per instance"

    If you check the Apply per instance option all the instances are recalculate

    And if it is unchecked it just copy the geometry

    Here is the link to this document https://cad.onshape.com/documents/82b4f8320598247dfa2b9fea/w/e5613c929a82bb3271d7602e/e/385335c3237f50589d0218b0
    Un saludo,                                                      C2i Change 2 improve                                   ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online? 
    Eduardo Magdalena                        Consulting Partner de Onshape                                                 Averigua a quién conocemos en común

  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,707 PRO
    You can always check the changelog for a full list here https://www.onshape.com/changelog  
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 456 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 6
    I mean missing because there is not in the changelog  ;)

    My fault... There is
    Un saludo,                                                      C2i Change 2 improve                                   ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online? 
    Eduardo Magdalena                        Consulting Partner de Onshape                                                 Averigua a quién conocemos en común

  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 456 ✭✭✭✭
    and I'm glad that by default this option is disabled
    SolidWorks still keeps it enabled by default and in most cases is not necessary
    Un saludo,                                                      C2i Change 2 improve                                   ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online? 
    Eduardo Magdalena                        Consulting Partner de Onshape                                                 Averigua a quién conocemos en común

  • bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member Posts: 207 ✭✭✭
    Good update. Fingers crossed for more sheetmetal updates in 3 weeks.
    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,707 PRO
    Does the multileader work on Balloons as well?  

    I think the answer is no, as I couldn't get it to work but thought I'd ask in case I'd missed something. 
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • mbartlett21mbartlett21 Member Posts: 1,134 EDU
    I do not know why but sometimes when I play the videos I hear the audio but the images are not displayed.

    It never happened before,
    Has it happened to someone else?
    @emagdalenaC2C
    Try refreshing the page
    MB (I make FeatureScripts: view FS)
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 456 ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, refreshing the page sometimes works... and sometimes it doesn't 
    Un saludo,                                                      C2i Change 2 improve                                   ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online? 
    Eduardo Magdalena                        Consulting Partner de Onshape                                                 Averigua a quién conocemos en común

  • jakeramsleyjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 553
    Does the multileader work on Balloons as well?  

    I think the answer is no, as I couldn't get it to work but thought I'd ask in case I'd missed something. 
    Multi-leader is currently for notes only.  We have additional work to get them to work properly for other things like symbols, dimensions, and callouts.
    Jake Ramsley

    Director of Quality Engineering              onshape.com
  • cody_armstrongcody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 180
    Yes, refreshing the page sometimes works... and sometimes it doesn't 
    We are looking into this.
  • EricGauthierEricGauthier Member Posts: 37 PRO
    Great improvements again! (-:
  • Andrew_Enslow_3DSAndrew_Enslow_3DS Member Posts: 36 PRO
    Thanks for all the improvements. I'm enjoying the development of the Data Management.
    Special thanks for...
    • Multiple leaders in drawings
    • Viewing configuration details with a hover
    • Assembly Pattern
    • Drawing Watermarks (These are cool!)
    • Go to item in list
    • Quick toggle between tabs (CTR + space)
    • List options in drawings
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 456 ✭✭✭✭
    En este enlace podéis ver las Novedades de Onshape en español
    Un saludo,                                                      C2i Change 2 improve                                   ☑ ¿Por qué no organizamos una reunión online? 
    Eduardo Magdalena                        Consulting Partner de Onshape                                                 Averigua a quién conocemos en común

  • AuroraRonAuroraRon Member Posts: 95 PRO
    Love the new features.  Keeps getting better all the time.  Keep up the great work.  

    Wish Onshape spent some time on the mobile / IOS side of things. Feels like it has been abandoned.  No real change in the past year. 

    Others are now offering the ability to import, export and forward on files and drawings. Really basic stuff. 
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