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Improvements to Onshape - February 12th, 2021
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Let's take a look at the new features in Onshape!
NEW DOCUMENT PANELVersions and History, Create Version, Comments, Where used (currently only Enterprise) and Tab manager icons are now grouped together on the left side of the screen in the new Document Panel. Clicking one of these icons opens the Document Panel to the left of the Feature/Instance list so the screen area is no longer obscured by individual dialog boxes. The Document Panel is expandable so the Version graph is easier to read and access and the icon panel allows space for future planned improvements.
ADD PREFIX/SUFFIX TO EXPORT FILENAMETo simplify the handling of exported files, it is now possible to automatically prefix or suffix additional information to the file names of exported data.
TAB SELECTION FOR "MOVE TO DOCUMENT"If you want to move a tab to another document, you now have the choice of whether the tabs that contain references to the selected tab are also moved or remain in the current document.
ABILITY TO REMOVE TOP LEVEL ITEMS FROM THE RELEASE MANAGEMENT DIALOGIf you are the creator of a release candidate, it is now possible to remove individual top level objects from the candidate without rejecting the entire package.
CONFIGURE ASSEMBLY NAME IN CONFIGURED ASSEMBLY PROPERTIES
Assembly names can now be configured from the Configured assembly properties table.
DUPLICATE SHEET IN SAME DRAWING TABSometimes it is helpful to duplicate an entire drawing sheet with all dimensions, views and sections in order to reuse already created 2D information in another context. For this purpose, it is now possible to duplicate a drawing sheet in the same tab.
IMPROVEMENT TO THE DIAMETER DIMENSION TOOLThe Diameter Dimension tool has been improved so that projected diameter surfaces can now be dimensioned on the fly with the diameter symbol.
MORE WELD SYMBOLS COVER 2ND FILLET OPTION
The “2nd Fillet" option is now available for more weld symbols including the bead joint.
DEFAULT ENTERPRISE STARTUP PAGE
Enterprise admins now have the option to set the default startup page after sign-in for all members.
FINGER GESTURE CONTROLS TOOLTIP
A new first time walkthrough, explaining basic operations and finger gestures, will show when you are using the Onshape iOS app for the very first time. You can review the tooltips at anytime under the Help menu → "Review gesture controls".
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
NEW SELF-PACED COURSE: ASSEMBLY CONFIGURATIONSA new course, Assembly Configurations has been added to the Onshape Learning Center to explain how to create and manage Assembly Configurations. This course is available to Standard, Professional, Enterprise and Educational subscriptions.
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.