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Improvements to Onshape - December 3rd, 2019
cody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 209
edited December 2019 in New in Onshape
It's December already and 2019 is nearly over. It's our last update of the year, but rest assured we are already hard at work on the next release for the new year. This update focuses on improvements in all areas including surfacing, assemblies, drawings, and much more. Let's get into it.
MERGE SURFACESYou can now merge surfaces using the Boolean feature. In the past, the Boolean feature was limited to merging solid parts, and the only options to merge surfaces were within individual features.
BOOLEAN IMPROVEMENTSYou can now subtract solids from surfaces using the Boolean feature in Onshape.
REPLACE IMPROVEMENTSThe replace command in Onshape assemblies now allows you to replace parts, assemblies, sketches, surfaces, and composite parts. In the past, this feature was limited to only parts. You can also replace any combination of parts, assemblies, sketches, surfaces, and composite parts.
TOP-LEVEL ASSEMBLY HANDLESYou will find a top-level assembly handle at the top of your instance list in Onshape Assemblies. This makes it easy to select everything in the assembly for things like interference detection, and calculating mass.
DOCUMENTS PAGE IMPROVEMENTSYou will find a new Properties flyout and Revision History flyout when using Advanced search in the Documents page in Onshape. This means you can view the revision history and view/edit the properties of a part/assembly or drawing without needing to open the Document.
ADD NODE TO LEADERS IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGSYou can now add Nodes to Leaders in Onshape Drawings. Simply right-click the leader, and you will see the new option to "Add node." Additional leaders can be created from nodes by right-clicking a node and choose the option to "Add leader."
SHEET FLYOUT IMPROVEMENTS IN ONSHAPE DRAWINGSYou will now see the Bill of Materials listed in the Sheets flyout. This makes it easy to edit the BOM or move it to another sheet.
ALLOW ACCESS TO THE APP STOREAs an admin or owner of an Enterprise in Onshape, you will find a new global permission that allows you to define who in your company can access the Onshape App Store.
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 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.
Top level assembly handle, heck yea!
Like the BOM handles in the drawing tree
I was hoping for one more last minute update for a Christmas present. Oh well, there were many great improvements this year! Can't wait to see what 2020 brings
Now my Boolean FeatureScript will only be needed for editing meshes
PS: Could you make it so that the top-level assembly handle can be collapsed?
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Haven't had time to test yet - can someone recall if replacing somehow preserves mates and configurations? I wish there was longer video to dive into stuff like this, testing this type of feature requires a lot of time and don't wan't to hassle with production stuff so it needs testing environment too. Would be easier to watch half hour video in the evening.
Onshape puts a lot of effort into new features but I have found myself drag slightly behind as I'm not exactly sure how things work and if they can do what I need --> usually being in hurry I just do it the way I already know. I think this is not what Onshape wishes for. Solution would be longer descriptive videos on larger / new type of features.
A lot of good stuff including smaller things like adding node and leaders to make drawings easier to read - very good.
Please keep reading my mind if it makes my job easier.
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Are we going to be able to directly cut surfaces with the extrude feature rather than having to extrude and then boolean?
EDIT: Fixed cust -> cut
Hope you'll come up some day with a Christmas gift for me ...
But when it comes to big assemblies with small parts, it is a disaster. (see exemple below)
If you could base the spacing on the smaller surfaces, we would be closer to a solution.
Finaly, let me tell you that though we always want more from the beast, we see all the work and dedication that the Onshape team give to always improve it.
Merry christmass & Happy new year to you and all the team !
Awesome...finally the replace assembly implement and it's valuable for me during CADing. Thanks so much.
I suppose replace is mostly used for similar stuff that goes into same place..