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Improvements to Onshape - January 31st, 2022
ONSHAPE RENDER STUDIO
We are excited to announce the beta launch of Render Studio. Onshape users now have the ability to create photo realistic renderings of designs from within the Onshape platform. With this integrated rendering capability designers and engineers can now create hyper-realistic images using sophisticated materials, textures and lighting within a high resolution, 360-degree environment - allowing faster, easier communication of design ideas.
Onshape Render Studio will initially be launched as a beta capability. During this initial release, we have included Render Studio with all of our Professional and Enterprise subscriptions while we continue to refine the experience and offering.
CONTROL POINTS FOR BRIDGING CURVESBridging curves now allow direct control of the curve via control points. This gives you enhanced control over the curves that you are creating and leads to higher quality curvature transitions.
HIGHLIGHT SELECTED FACESIn this release, faces that are used in feature creation and editing are highlighted for improved visibility.
SELECT THROUGH TRANSLUCENT OBJECTSWhen working with geometry that is behind a translucent part, you can now hold down ALT on Windows or Option on Mac to select edges, faces, and vertices that would otherwise be occluded.
DOT ADDED FOR DIMENSION ARROWHEAD STYLEYou can now change the dimension arrowhead style to a dot in the Dimensions section of the Drawing properties pane.
COLORED NOTESYou can now change the color of text in notes directly from the notes tool.
FEATURESCRIPT EVALUATION IMPROVEMENTSIn this release, evSurfaceDefinition and evCurveDefinition now return b-spline surfaces and curves respectively. There is also a new function named evApproximateBSplineCurve that will approximate any curve as a b-spline. Both of these updates give you more flexibility in capturing existing geometry for use in Custom Features.
FILTER PROJECT DASHBOARD BY PROJECT ROLE A project role filter has been added to project dashboards in the Analytics section of Onshape Enterprise.
LEARNING CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
SEARCH OPTION WITHIN COURSES
A new search field is enabled at the top of a course outline in any self-paced course. This enables you to search for keywords and topics within the course.
VIDEO UPDATESThere have been new videos added to existing courses as well! Check out the updated Measure video in the Navigating Onshape course, updates to the DXF/DWG import video in the Importing and Exporting Data course, and a new video explaining how to use the Dependencies feature in the Part Design Using Part Studios course.
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. Over the next few days, these features will also be available in Documents created before this update.