So, I said, Onshape, why don’t you push out some new features in 15 DAYS instead of 21 days. And they were all like, ‘You didn’t really ask us that, but since you pretended to, BAM-A-LAM!! FIST OF ONSHAPE!! ACTIVATE!!’ And then there was a little wine and cheese party, with those guys that do the jazz thing. All quite classy.

This update has a bunch of those things you were complaining about to your kids in between bites of broccoli, bath-time and binging it up with a bottle of vino, bag of chips and the latest episode of fill-in-the-blank. Yes, more modeling in the mix and more drawing features, all super necessary.

You can see the past update history and catch the latest on the Onshape What’s New page.

Here, we pick our ‘Top 3 Onshape Updates’ and provide a quick overview of each. To see our previous picks, visit our New Onshape Features page. Tell us which one you like the best, which need work, or if we picked the completely wrong features!

The Stats:
Total Updates: 8
Total Updates YTD: 110

Top 3 Onshape Updates (09.26.17)

Loft Improvements – Lofty Ambitions. You can now combine multiple selections to create one loft profile or guide.

Draft AnalysisNo más problemas con sus draft angles. You’ll find a new “Draft analysis” option in the View Tools dropdown menu that allows you to analyze your design for draft requirements.

Show Regeneration Times – Regenerate time, ENGAGED! When you click the new stopwatch icon in the feature list, you’ll see the regeneration times of each feature in your Part Studio.

Other updates

Restoring Assembly Instances – If you accidentally click the “X” to cancel while inserting parts into your assembly, you will see a prompt that will allow you to restore them.

Dual Dimensioning – You can now show Dual Dimensions in Onshape Drawings. There is a new option in the Dimension Panel flyout as well as a new Drawing Properties option.

Two-point Circle Centerline – You can now create a two-point circle centerline in Onshape Drawings.

Ordinate Dimension Improvements – You’ll find a new grip point in Ordinate Dimensions to drag the entire group of dimensions. In the past, you were limited to dragging them one at a time.

Drawing View Improvements – Drawing View improvements were made to improve both performance (especially in the case of large assemblies) and robustness.

You can see videos and screenshots that breakdown each new features here. We’ll be keeping a closer eye on what Onshape is releasing with each update, so let us know what features you’re watching for or want to see the most!

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Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.