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At this point we would recommend creating a custom property (something like URI/URL/Reference) that is enabled for Items and adding the URL to your (data sheets/instruction manuals/etc...) there. We have more direct connection plans in the works, but as always an improvement request to the right --->
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When editing custom properties from company settings there is now an `Item` `Object type` that you can select. Checking this box will enable that custom property for your Items. Currently you cannot add the 'Material' property to Items. If this is something you would like to be able to do, please add an improvement request to the right ---------->
If your custom property was set to `All object types` then it would have been automatically enabled for Items. If you added the property to specific Object types (as in the screenshot you attached) you will need to manually add `Item` to those properties.
I know I seem a bit extreme here, but this is how tipping points look. First it's one little thing, then somebody decide that certain groups are not paying enough for what they are getting and more features are held only for the highest paying customers. In the end, most big corporations end up being the same. I sure hope Onshape is the exception.
From Onshape's help documents for reference:
"Onshape Standard includes all of Onshape’s best-in-class parametric modeling functionality along with core data management tools."
"Education subscriptions allow the same working environment as the Professional subscription..."
Not the case anymore. Better fix the help document or align the product to your words.
edited to remove some attitude
Regarding Release Management; I hope you honestly don't think a very small company or individual free-lance designer does not need to control their own releases?
Edited to remove some attitude.
To be honest, release management. Meh, the print button still works. RM is more of a headache for small companies anyway we have 30 people, and haven't given RM a second thought. Just hand them a print and say GO. If you have more than 30 people in a company, then you should have enough profit to afford a pro seat or two.
On the flip side EDU is about teaching students. (mainly) SO, having RM available for educational purposes makes way more sense than offering it to everyone, as that experience in proper release management will be invaluable when hiring in a new company that (most likely) does implement such tools.
Onshape has marketed all of the tiers as having the same CAD features short of private versus public documents. The CAD adjacent features of release management, while very important, could be done another way for those not using Pro and above. I can understand why these features are withheld from the lower tiers because they don't directly affect making parts, assemblies, or drawings. Once they do (i.e. BOM items with no built-in alternative work around), then Onshape has changed their philosophy.
If ads were added to the free and EDU versions, I would take my time elsewhere and use another product to teach CAD.
I am not against paying for a product for educational use as long as the price reflects the actual amount of time the product will be used by students with respect to the amount of time it is used by professional designers. My program used to pay for Creo. Now we use Onshape for free. I still have to pay for part of a SW license (share it with another program) in order perform FEA because the state of free, feature rich FEA for educational users in Onshape is not good. The one I had nope for sold to Altair and they don't yet have educational pricing. I have hope that someday Onshape will roll out their own FEA for at least linear elastic, static analysis.
Enough rambling, I should get some work done.
A McMaster banner ad might be the only ad in the history of the internet that I'd click. Just brand it as a "helpful shortcut" for all us engineers and Onshape can get free money!
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