Welcome to the Onshape forum! Ask questions and join in the discussions about everything Onshape.

First time visiting? Here are some places to start:

  1. Looking for a certain topic? Check out the categories filter or use Search (upper right).
  2. Need support? Ask a question to our Community Support category.
  3. Please submit support tickets for bugs but you can request improvements in the Product Feedback category.
  4. Be respectful, on topic and if you see a problem, Flag it.

If you would like to contact our Community Manager personally, feel free to send a private message or an email.

ChuckKey ✭✭


Last Active


  • I found it easiest to drag the centre off the origing and then put it back again. I still think it strange and far from intuitive.
  • Use moments. If the mass is M, the bearing centres are L apart, and the centre of mass is X from the big end, then the weight at the little end is MgX/L and at the big end Mg(L-X)/L.
  • Could we please have an explanation of why we can no-longer attach licence terms to public documents? I have several to which I have applied the Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share alike (cc-by-nc-sa). I understand that the conditions …
  • I have come across this too, when trying to model threads. A lot of thread forms have a profile that has a width equal to the helical pitch by definition because there are crest and root radii. IMHO, not being able to sweep these cases constitutes a…
  • I did an improvement request at: https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/4754/custom-threads#latest which is not far from what you want, perhaps you would like to add a vote there?
  • Variable radius fillet is great, and something I have been looking forward to for a long time, but unfortunately it does not do quite what I hoped for. Part 2, on the right, was built to approximate to the desired effect, in which the fillet radius…
  • Z-axis rotation seems so much easier to control. Perhaps it should be the default?
  • Thanks for looking. As I suspected, it seems there is no straightforward way to model it accuartely. (Yet?) I did get a fillet in a later version. 
  • This is the file: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/a13ef6de211f44ecb769c8db/w/e46e669d4f29414c8dfc1dc0/e/e9c10e5fb43d4504b2536aa0

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!


Third Anniversary25 Up VotesSecond Anniversary10 CommentsFirst Anniversary5 Up VotesFirst Comment