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Improvements to Onshape - September 22nd, 2023

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    Simon_KozinSimon_Kozin Member, csevp Posts: 8 PRO
    Exporting the flat patterns is great, but really of limited use if it you can't export the flat pattern with features that are added after the "finish sheet metal" feature. We have found ourselves exporting STEP files into "other CAD programs" to get flat patterns that represent the finished part.  Can you investigate flattening parts further down the development path/feature tree?
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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,922 PRO
    edited September 2023
    Exporting the flat patterns is great, but really of limited use if it you can't export the flat pattern with features that are added after the "finish sheet metal" feature. We have found ourselves exporting STEP files into "other CAD programs" to get flat patterns that represent the finished part.  Can you investigate flattening parts further down the development path/feature tree?

    The purpose of "finish sheet-metal" is for this very reason.
    Once you finish the sheet-metal part the flat pattern will not change.

    This way you can add counter sinks or emboss.

    if you want features to show up in the flat pattern, move those features above the finish sheet-metal feature.

    There are some features that won't accept active sheet-metal parts, so if you are using finish sheet-metal as a workaround for that issue, then you may need to come up with another way to create your part, then convert it to sheet-metal last.
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    Simon_KozinSimon_Kozin Member, csevp Posts: 8 PRO
    edited October 2023
    Yes, I totally understand that. We try to "finish sheet metal" relatively early so this becomes an issue. We also have some complicated sheet metal parts with countersunk holes and other features. (Separately, Hopefully down the road they add embossing features to Onshape and this would probably necesitate a more advanced flat pattern generator). We have tried to send out flat pattern parts to vendors but in many circumstances we aren't able to get a flat pattern that fully represents the finished part. -- [added comment 16-Oct] For example I just remembered you can't mirror features in a non-finished sheet metal part. That is a pretty big hole. 
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    emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers, Channel partner Posts: 862 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    https://youtu.be/xI3VE4hPYR4

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    Kyle_BurtKyle_Burt Member Posts: 8 PRO
    Is there any way to not include the new Tolerance column to the Inspection table?  For our company's setup, it's redundant information since the upper & lower limits are already displayed.  It's now just taking up precious drawing real estate.
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    PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 524
    @Kyle_Burt There will be company level controls for inspection table columns, but not yet.  
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    Chris_D_Mentes_001Chris_D_Mentes_001 Member, csevp Posts: 60 PRO
    How does the section view measuring work? I can't seem to replicat this?
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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,475 PRO
    How does the section view measuring work? I can't seem to replicat this?
    You need to select the measure tool first, and then it will compute the edges, and then you can select them. If you have a really complex assembly, it may take a little while for the section edges to be calculated.
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    norman_löfflernorman_löffler Member Posts: 4 PRO
    It would be nice to adjust the window size of an feature dialog also vertically. 
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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,475 PRO
    I'm realizing that the window resizing is only for feature dialogs so far. There are so many other places where the restrictive size of the tiny dialogs are terrible for usability. Here's a dialog to update an instance. There's no way to read the full text of the two version names. I just get "..." for both, and can't expand the dialog. Mouse-over doesn't help in this case either.

    What's the point of writing descriptive version names if we don't have a way of seeing the information later when we need it most?

    The most comical part of this is after the version updates, there's a brief time where the little success message at the top of the window actually displays the full name of the new version. 


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    Matthew_CurranMatthew_Curran Member, csevp Posts: 19 PRO
    S1mon said:
    I'm realizing that the window resizing is only for feature dialogs so far. There are so many other places...
    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/comment/95560/#Comment_95560
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    bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member, User Group Leader Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If I am doing my math correct....Isn't almost bingo time @john_mcclary?
    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,922 PRO
    holy crap, already!
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    Axel_KollmenterAxel_Kollmenter Member Posts: 411 PRO
    It's super nice that we can now resize the feature dialog. But why only horizontally? For the selection area we also need vertical resizing.
    Best regards,

    Axel Kollmenter
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    don_williams909don_williams909 Member Posts: 140 PRO
    Some very nice changes with this one.  Love the "Hold Line" especially.
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    PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 524
    PeteYodis said:
    @Kyle_Burt There will be company level controls for inspection table columns, but not yet.  
    @Kyle_Burt Take a look now:  

    Improvements to Onshape - November 6th, 2023 — Onshape

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