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  • We export STL's all the time to be used in Lulzbot Cura without any problems. Here are the settings we use for export: STL Format: Binary Units: Millimeter Resolution: Fine
  • Here's a Mounting Boss Featurescript: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/2972a375d9fd3b741d7cc02a/w/45408693c3984999d8c8ff22/e/403280a8c811319478bddf50
  • michael_bromley said: My vision is to keep document and version control just how it is today.  I like that it provides snapshots in time and can be used however the company see's fit, but I wish it was completely disconnected from release manag…
  • TimRice said: Or would you prefer to keep our current paradigm and simply allow element level versioning instead of document wide? Yes Please! Alexei_Pittowicz said: Could Onshape do the same? Intelligently decide if an element (part…
  • We have a shared Library Parts folder. Inside that are a bunch of documents - one for bearings, one for o-rings, etc. Each document has all the variants that we use in our assemblies. If we add an item to a document, then it gets a new version. Lin…
  • Can we get some more options for longer length bolts in the standard content? I keep running into the issue where I can't find a long enough ISO or DIN Socket Head Cap Screw in the standard content. For example, just now, I needed a M3 x 35mm bolt,…
  • @brucebartlett, Is that part in the same document as the assemblies it's used in? One thing I don't like about the current implementation of the release management is that parts are automatically revision bumped when releasing an assembly in the sam…
  • @Object_Mage, See my post here: https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/comment/45091/#Comment_45091 Basically the problem is with the STEP export from Altium. The files have problems in SolidWorks as well - at least for us.
  • I think the problem is more with Altium instead of Onshape. We get STEP files from Altium as well, and they import into SolidWorks just as messed up as into Onshape. Usually the circuit board and sometimes a few parts are a bunch of surfaces instead…
  • It's likely your modem. We went through this here at work for a while. We had no issues for 2 years, then Comcast gave us a new modem after our old one died, and from then on we were constantly getting disconnected throughout the day (10-20 times a…
  • This took a little bit to get used to when I first started Onshape. Now that I've been using it for a while, I prefer it to work this way, and the only time I get frustrated is if I have to go back and use SW. Of course using SW tends to frustrate m…
  • @christine_cordeiro, Once you are in the drawing, right-click somewhere on the sheet and select "Sheet properties" from the menu. You can then change the scale in the dialog that pops up.
  • The easiest way is to make a 1:1 scale drawing of the part and export the drawing as a dxf. I usually also delete all the borders and text blocks in the drawing to simplify things.
  • The link to the part studio took me about 10 seconds to fully load. The drawings took about the same amount of time. Drawing load speeds have definitely improved from what they had been, but I will say that I've noticed that drawings can still take …
  • @michael_bromley We use our own internal part numbers for everything, include nuts, bolts, bearings, etc. I would like to see better descriptions as well. It should at least have the size of the hardware included. Also would like to see longer bolt…
  • There is an improvement request specifically for NPT threads here: https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/9594/npt-thread
  • STL files do not actually export what the units are for the part. It only says that the part is 3 "somethings" in diameter. So if you export the piece as a 3in. diameter part, but the other software is set to mm, then it will come in as a 3mm diame…
  • @ilya_baran (or other Onshape people), Can you explain how the number of tabs in a document affects the performance? I understand why part studio complexity and other stuff can cause issues, but not the number of tabs. Is it because of the tabs bein…
  • Don_Van_Zile said: ...but it's amazing what I'm sure I'll be taking for granted soon; the exception being constantly thinking I need to save after all the time(that's been hard-wired in over the years and this thought process will take a bit t…
  • Yes, that is correct, and the way it was explained to me by Lou. It's essentially a "saved state" of where the parts are located at the moment in time you created the group and those positions are not updated until you suppress the group. To me per…
  • Ok, I got it to fail. https://cad.onshape.com/documents/70f3cbb4d5530e20ad68516b/w/08522aa5dce52f34914e687e/e/2f2889d0a18f9e7ab7976ac0 I have a subassembly and a main assembly. There is a group mate in the main assembly between the seal and the su…
  • @brucebartlett Yes, that is what was happening to me except I only had a single group mate at the top level. I was told that the group mate was preventing downstream mates (in lower subassemblies) from updating at the top level. Suppressing/Unsuppr…
  • @philip_thomas I just tried to recreate my problem, and couldn't get the simple example to fail. I'm not sure if that's due to updates in Onshape or what. I did look back at my support ticket, and was slightly wrong in my previous message. The as…
  • @philip_thomas I can't share the document that I had the issues in, and I've deleted the group mate after that anyway, but I'll see if I can make an example document later. I'll try and describe what I saw. I had a subassembly that consisted of a …
  • @brucebartlett Those are my general assembly rules as well. One 'Fix' or origin mate per assembly level, and only use Group mates where absolutely necessary. Everything else gets properly mated. I've had assemblies not update correctly to part cha…
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