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Improvements to Onshape - January 29th, 2020
While closing our Cambridge office brought some sadness, we are excited for what the future holds, and already settling in to our new home. If you're in the area, please reach out and arrange a visit! We'd love to show you around.
Despite the move, we couldn't go three weeks without a release! Let's take a look at some of the new features.
IN-PLACE RENAMING OF FEATURESRenaming features, mates, parts, etc. no longer requires a separate dialog, making this process much easier!
KEYS AND SHAFT KEYWAYS IN STANDARD CONTENTYou'll now find parallel and tapered shaft keys and keyways in the Onshape Standard Content Library.
For a full listing of what's available, be sure to check out the updated Standard Content Appendix.
REPLACE BOM REFERENCE IN DRAWINGSYou can now replace a BOM from the sheets fly-out in an Onshape Drawing. Doing so automatically replaces any views that referenced that BOM.
PERFORMANCE: SECTION VIEWS AND INTERFERENCE DETECTIONYou'll find greatly improved performance when creating section cuts, section views, and running interference detection on large part studios and assemblies. This is due to changes in the way these features are calculated in the cloud, and largely made based on feedback we received through support - so as always, THANK YOU for utilizing Onshape support! In some tested cases, we have seen regeneration up to 7 times faster than in previous releases.
IMPROVED CLARITY WHEN ONSHAPE SUPPORT EMPLOYEES ACCESS DOCUMENTSHere at Onshape, we take the security of your data VERY seriously. As you know, nobody at Onshape can access your private data unless you explicitly allow them to.
As always, you will see the "Social Cue" showing the avatar of the individual at the top of the screen, on the tab itself, and in the tab manager. It now includes an immediately-apparent Onshape logo superimposed on top of the avatar. Additionally, hovering over the avatar will clearly list out the users' full name, and indicate that they are a member of Onshape Support.
Once again, Onshape support only has permission to access your documents (as shown above) if you explicitly give them permission. This is done via the "Share this document with Onshape support" checkbox while creating a support ticket. Remember, you can always revoke this access at any time as well by selecting the "Share" button within the document, and toggling the slider in the bottom left corner.
For more information on support in Onshape, take a look at this reference.
PERFORMANCE: CONFIGURATION SWITCHINGOnce again leveraging the power of the cloud, you'll find improved performance in regeneration time when working with assemblies utilizing configured parts. This will particularly be the the case when working with assemblies referencing many different configurations of parts at the same time.
REVISION TABLESYou can now create revision tables/blocks on your Onshape drawings. These will automatically update when a new revision is created using Onshape Release Management. Take a look at the short video below to see how you can get started using this highly-requested feature!
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.