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Improvements to Onshape - April 19th, 2021
It's April already, and we are back at it again with another update. We have made some Sheet metal enhancements and a lot of great Drawing updates. Let's take a look!
SHEET METAL IMPROVEMENTS
The Sheet metal model feature dialog now has collapsible group boxes to make it easier to navigate the options. It is separated out into groups named Selections, General, Material, and Relief.
You can promote the contents of a subassembly into a higher level assembly using the new Dissolve subassembly action.
AUXILIARY VIEW IMPROVEMENTS
Now, Auxiliary views can be created from a Section view.
REVISION TABLE IMPROVEMENTS
The revision description in a Revision table writes to the drawing Custom property “Revision description”. This allows you to search it in Onshape or even link to an external system.
SMART DIMENSION TOOL IMPROVEMENTS
The smart dimension tool is enhanced to show wall thickness when dimensioning between two concentric circles. It also now adds a diameter symbol for the silhouetted edges of a cylindrical face.
Add a view label to any drawing view from the View properties. The new label is attached and will move with the view when it is repositioned.
IOS ASSEMBLY CONFIGURATIONS
iOS now supports changing configurations within an assembly.
Onshape is now included in the Azure Active Directory (AD) gallery. This simplifies the setup required to link the two together for Enterprise subscriptions. The Help is updated with full instructions.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
ONSHAPE SURFACING TIPS AND BEST PRACTICESA new technical briefing, Onshape Surfacing Tips and Best Practices, is now released to help you learn tips and tricks when modeling surfaces and curves in Onshape.
COMPANY-WIDE EXPORT RULES
The previously released feature to set Export rules is now available as a company-wide setting for Professional and Enterprise level users.
As part of our ongoing effort to maintain the highest standards of security, we have updated the way new passwords are enforced. All new account passwords and password changes are now checked against the database at https://haveibeenpwned.com using a K-Anonymity check. Onshape cannot access the password for any account. All checks are done with hashed passwords that cannot be reversed by us. Passwords that have been compromised will be rejected even if they meet the complexity requirements. This change will not invalidate current account passwords.
Please review the NIST password guidelines for choosing appropriately secure passwords. Onshape also encourages all users to use 2 Factor authentication, but this is optional.
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 Onshape Documents and over the next few days these features will also be available in Documents created before the date of this update.