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Improvements to Onshape - August 25th 2020
HOLE CALLOUT IMPROVEMENTSHole callout features now include the same fly-out panel available in the dimensions tool, allowing you to add additional text to the callout as well as change the units independently of the drawing properties.
IMPROVED SELECTION HIGHLIGHTING FOR MATESSelecting a mate from the mate features list will now outline the two parts involved and highlight the associated faces on those parts that have been used to define the mate connectors. This will make it easier to understand how the mate was created without having to right-click and select the edit mate dialog.
ANIMATE PLAYBACK TYPES FOR MATESWhen animating a mate, you now will find additional playback types, including Single, Reciprocate, or Loop.
CONSOLIDATED SEARCH & FILTER IN THE TAB MANAGERThe Tab Manager (activated by Alt + T) has a consolidated menu including new expandable buttons for Search, Sort and Filter functions. You can also toggle between List and Detailed view types as you normally could.
CONFIGURATION TOOLTIP IN SHEETS PANELA tooltip has been added to the sheets panel in drawings. When hovering over a configured reference, you will now see information about which configuration is being shown.
RELEASE MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS
RE-RELEASE AN EXISTING PART NUMBER
PREVENT A RELEASE CANDIDATE IF TAB HAS OPEN TASKYou may now re-release an element at the same revision level with the same part number. This is most commonly used when a small error or typo is identified in a released drawing that needs to be corrected but does not warrant creating an entirely new revision. You must first obsolete the existing revision, making use of a new setting (in the obsoletion dialog) to allow re-release, before you'll be able to compete the release again at the same revision.
Additionally, a new administrative setting has been introduced to prevent a release candidate from being created if there is an outstanding task (a comment with a tagged user, and the box ticked to "Assign") that is directly referencing an element in the tab you are releasing from. Only once the task is resolved, from either the comment itself or the action items list, can the release candidate be submitted. While the video below shows this example on a re-release action, it is important to note this option affects all release candidates.
REVISION TABLE IMPROVEMENTSYou may now manually edit the header columns for a revision table. You can also customize the default revision suffix which is applied to the unreleased line of the revision table from the release management settings.
The revision suffix accepts multiple characters and spaces which allows you to create the exact suffix that fits your company requirements.
SIMPLIFIED NAVIGATION & INTERFACEWhen accessing documents with view-only permission on an iOS device, you will now see a similar interface to the simplified view-only menu in a browser window.
You many now also open a document URL from the home page, without needing to sign in. This works if you tap the link to a public document, or any link shared via email or other application you may have on your phone.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
ONSHAPE SURFACE MODELING SELF-PACED COURSE AND LEARNING PATHWAYA new course and Learning Pathway are available to Onshape users in the Learning Center.
Onshape Surface Modeling is the last course in the new learning pathway: Advanced Part and Surfacing Design. This Pathway is composed of courses that teach advanced geometry modeling techniques. Onshape Surface Modeling caps off this pathway that explores Onshape surfacing workflows.
These courses are available to Standard, Professional, Enterprise, and all Educational subscriptions.
SHARE DASHBOARDS & ANALYTICSCustom reports or dashboards saved to the "My analytics" tab can now be directly shared with individuals or teams via a familiar "Share" button. Users can be given view, edit, or edit and share permissions to the report or dashboard.
The existing permissions of the shared-in user are honored with regards to any buttons or filters shown on a shared report.
NEW DEFAULT DASHBOARDSThree new default dashboards have been created, geared towards showing activity of the current user. These dashboards are "My Activity", "My Projects and Documents" and "My Releases".
CUSTOM WORKFLOWS - CHANGE APPROVER ON PENDING RELEASE CANDIDATEFor customized workflows, you now can allow the creator of a release candidate to change the approvers while it is still pending. Previously, you would have to discard the candidate and re-submit it with the correct approvers.
SYNTAX FOR CHAINED ARGUMENTSFeatureScript now allows using an arrow -> to make a function call, where the first argument is to the left of the arrow. So a->myFunction(b) is equivalent to myFunction(a, b). This lets you chain calls rather than nest them and can simplify the readability of query filters.
Instead of writing:
qGeometry(qOwnedByBody(bodyQuery, EntityType.FACE), GeometryType.PLANE)
you may now simply write:
DEBUG WITH MULTIPLE COLORSYou may now apply a custom color in the debug argument. This will make it easier for you to differentiate between different features when debugging.
The syntax is:
debug(context, facesToHighlight, DebugColor.GREEN)
Further documentation can be found here.
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.