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Improvements to Onshape - September 14th, 2021
CREATE FOLDERS IN THE INSTANCE LIST
To get a better overview and structure in the instances list, instances can be packed into folders to hide, suppress or delete these instances collectively. Suppression of folders in assemblies can also be configured to allow quick and easy suppression of instances.
ADDING LABELS WHEN CREATING A NEW DOCUMENT
Labels can now be added directly when creating a document. As usual, you can also add or remove labels from existing documents later on.
REPLICATE USING A SLOT
The Replicate feature now supports the ability to replicate parts created using a “Slot”.
A new feature called Ruled Surface was added to Part Studios. The Ruled Surface Feature creates a new or additional ruled surface from an existing edge or multiple edges of a part, surface or sketch region. For more detailed information please check out the help documentation here.
In the Drawing Properties fly-out menu there is now an option to customise the appearance of Centermarks. There are options for adding extended lines and for changing the line width, mark size, gap size, and color. The set values can be saved with drawing templates.
DIMENSION CONJUGATE ANGLES USING LINE TO LINE ANGULAR DIMENSION TOOL
You can now dimension the conjugate angle (360 degrees minus the measured angle) using the line to line angular dimension tool. For standard angular dimensioning, the Standard Dimension feature can still be used.
ALLOW USERS TO MANAGE ITEMS
Admins of Professional and Enterprise Accounts can now allow individual members to manage non-geometric items. This option is located in Global permissions for Enterprise admins, and Company settings > Preferences for Professional admins.
ALLOW COMPANY ADMINS TO ENABLE RE-RELEASE OPTION
Administrators can now enable an option on obsoletions to mark the obsolete revision as re-releasable. This option can correct situations where the creator of the release forgot to mark the revision as re-releasable.
USER ACTIVITY AUDIT TRAIL DASHBOARD
In Analytics, you’ll now find a User Activity Audit Trail report. This report shows all system level action performed by users, such as: adding new users, creating projects, and signing in.
EVENTS FOR ENTERPRISE SSO/2FA CHANGE
If you are signed in as an Enterprise Admin, you now have the option in the User Activity Audit Trail Dashboard to display the events “Enable or disable 2-Factor-Authentication policy” or “Enable or disable Single Sign On policy”. So an audit trail can be generated and downloaded that shows when these security policies were activated or deactivated for your Enterprise.
PROJECT FILTER ADDED TO RELEASE DASHBOARDS
In Analytics, a new option to filter for projects has been added to the Release Management dashboards.
ADDITIONAL COPY INFORMATION FOR IP TRACKING DASHBOARD
In the Dashboard for IP Tracking you will see a new column showing if a document was copied. This can be very useful to track if and when a document has been copied and who copied it to protect intellectual property by companies.
GRID VIEW FOR IOS DEVICESOn iOS devices, there is a new "Grid View" display option in the documents list which will display the document as titles, similar to the grid view in the web browser.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
NEW CLASS: TEACHING A CLASS IN ONSHAPEThis course explains tools, tips, and best practices for educators to use Onshape in the classroom. Check out the new course here.
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.
Thanks Onshape team!
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Nice release with instance folders, dwg and management improvements.
but I agree, it would be nice to have built in external cosmetic threads.
Until then, here are 4 options for you:
from fastest to slowest:
- split face where threads would be
- create a single helix to represent thread
- use the featurescript Cosmetic Thread to create a double helix Cosmetic Thread - Public | Cosmetic Thread (onshape.com)
- use the featurescript Create Thread to create a full 3D model of the thread PP_ThreadCreator Beta | threadcreator.fs (onshape.com)
But... the lines of the sketch rectangle icons are gone with me.
@guy_rogel has a good point. The improvement request forum page was created to allow users to voice opportunities for improvement and allow others to vote them up. Many of the top 10 open items have been on this page for 2+ years (see attached image)
My organization has been asking for 3+ years on more sheet metal features and since then we have gotten hems & flipping the flat pattern. 3yrs of our patience is starting to running out.
Is the improvement request forum still considered the best place for users to upvote ideas?
Yes, I too am on the waiting list for cosmetic threads and many of the old requests you show above.
But hey, they finally got to one of those top requests at least
The best place it seems for improvement requests is:
- Own a pro account
- Vote on the forum IRs
- Submit Tickets with support
- Talk to your Onshape rep
One of those feature requests above was started by an Onshape developer. So it must be one of the best places to put in requests.
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I completely understand looking at the improvements every 3 weeks and wondering when your most important improvements will come. I've been there.. .many of us here have. I hope you believe that we are hard at work each release to try to get as many productive new features delivered in addition to growing the platform, stability and performance each release.
That said... one recommended change, when you click on the folder, objects within it should be highlighted in the model, and they are not.
But still great progress.
Next thing I desperately need are more font options, like simply Arial.