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What’s New in the Onshape App Store (Spring 2021)

Aaron_MagninAaron_Magnin Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 53
edited May 17 in App Store & Partners Apps

If you’re not already familiar with the Onshape App Store, it’s a central repository of partner apps which help you complete the engineering tasks that go beyond the typical design and documentation where Onshape shines. 

If you need advanced simulation, subtractive manufacturing, PLM, or just about any other solution, this should be the first place you go.  

That said, we hope these posts helps you keep abreast of new, updated, and general apps news, starting with a highlight reel:

 


Welcoming New Apps 

ARbase Augmented Reality for Onshape 

Have you or your users wanted to visualize your models in your environment? Whether to check form, fit, or you just want to get an understanding of the scale of the product, then this is the tool for you. With ARbase, you can unlock the power of Augmented Reality in your CAD workflow. Instantly create, edit and share Augmented Reality models from Onshape Part Studios and Assemblies.  Full release coming soon, sign up for updates here.





TraceParts 3D Design Library

This free app contains “hundreds of millions” of standard and supplier-certified 3D models. So the next time you need an off-the-shelf part, check to see if it's in their database, and save time by inserting – rather than modeling –  those parts/assemblies. Take a look at this Partner Spotlight to learn more. 

MKCad Library

If you’re a student, this tool is similar to TraceParts, but at a much different scale. It’ll add hundreds of parts related to the FIRST Robotics Competition. They’ve added these in a nifty extension which makes finding those wheels, sensors, bearings, and more, that much easier!    

*Phi

*Technically, this surface modeling app is still in beta, but we added it for two reasons:

  • Beta is drawing to a close

  • And it's open to just about anyone 

If you want to create complex surfaces that you can pass back and forth from Onshape in a directly integrated cloud solution, sign up for the beta today. For more information about Phi, read this Partner Spotlight

 
 


App Store Improvements

AirShaper

This cloud-based Virtual Wind Tunnel has existed in the Onshape App Store for some time now, but recently they released a new “adjoint optimization” technology. What this means is that it’ll morph the shape of designs to meet targets such as minimizing drag, increasing downforce, or maximizing lift. See this Partner Spotlight to learn more. 


OneIPM 

This app was released in October 2020, but it has seen so many improvements since then that you might not even recognize it. OneIPM provides an innovative way to view your product structure and version history, but where it really excels is in the tasks and project management for CAD and non-CAD users alike. Since its initial release, they’ve added:

  •    Project linking

  •    Revision and configuration support

  •    Customizable workflow states

  •    Task filtering and rich text editing

As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve been making continual improvements to performance and UX. Try it for yourself! To keep up with OneIPM’s most recent developments, check out their blog

OnScale Solve

The OnScale team recently released their CFD solver, modal analysis, and a setup assistant, to help guide you through the process and point out issues. With these powerful additions, OnScale continues to introduce new capabilities at a rapid rate, but they’re not even close to being done. Their multi-physics solver – leveraging the limitless compute power of the cloud – is still slated to add dynamic simulation studies, nonlinear, and much more. Check out their website to see the full roadmap, and start learning OnScale Solve today. 



 





Other News

You may have noticed that RealityServer shows as “coming soon” in the Onshape App Store. As mentioned in the first video posted above, this is related to the acquisition of migenius by PTC, and the transition to move it from an app to an integrated technology within Onshape. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hopefully the finished product will be worth the wait! 

We hope this “What’s New” update helps you discover solutions that make your business and team more effective. If you have questions, feedback, or app requests, please reach out to the Onshape Partner team at: [email protected] 


Comments

  • Cedric_EveleighCedric_Eveleigh Member, OS Professional Posts: 37 PRO
    The CAMWorks app is very interesting! It'd be great if I no longer had to rely on Fusion 360 for CAM.
  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 605 ✭✭✭
    Where is the link for CAMWorks that was mentioned in the video?
  • Aaron_MagninAaron_Magnin Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 53
    @michael3424 See here: 
     

    It shows on screen for ~ 5 seconds, so easy to miss. 

    @cedric_eveleigh392 We would love for you to not have to go elsewhere for CAM needs! 
  • pmc_pmcpmc_pmc Member Posts: 5 ✭✭
    While Kiri:Moto for CAM didn't make the highlight reel, it too has enjoyed aggressive development over the past several months.
  • Aaron_MagninAaron_Magnin Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 53
    pmc_pmc said:
    While Kiri:Moto for CAM didn't make the highlight reel, it too has enjoyed aggressive development over the past several months.
    Just fell through the cracks, but you're right! It might be time for us to revisit Kiri:Moto with its own dedicated update. Thanks for the heads up. 
  • joe_dunnejoe_dunne Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 161
    Those interested in CAMWorks. Please drop me an email. It is in a private beta currently.  It is still open to more participants. 

    [email protected]

    Joe Dunne / Onshape, Inc.
  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 605 ✭✭✭
    joe_dunne said:
    Those interested in CAMWorks. Please drop me an email. It is in a private beta currently.  It is still open to more participants. 

    [email protected]

    Is there any indication of price for a 4-axis milling setup?  The web site wants prospective customers to ask for a quote and that usually means the product is far outside my hobbyist budget.
  • joe_dunnejoe_dunne Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 161
    Michael I cannot answer that.  The product is in beta.  However this is likely not a hobbyist oriented product. 
    Joe Dunne / Onshape, Inc.
  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 605 ✭✭✭
    joe_dunne said:
    Michael I cannot answer that.  The product is in beta.  However this is likely not a hobbyist oriented product. 
    Thanks - you are probably right.
  • casey_steinhausercasey_steinhauser Member Posts: 2
    Is there any word on how soon "Coming Soon" will be for Onshape Rendering?
  • Auke_SmitAuke_Smit Member Posts: 18 PRO
    Love to get to kno Phi! This is a tool I have been waiting for :)
  • Aaron_MagninAaron_Magnin Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 53
    Love to hear that, @Auke_Smit! I sent this message Phi's way today. 
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