It’s a little update this time around with a mere five new features but, oh boy, are they important ones. If you hadn’t asked for these features yet, you may even wonder how they were not in there before. In other words, they are very much needed.

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: 5
Total Updates YTD: 69

Top 3 Onshape Updates (06.13.17)

Weld Symbols – Both ANSI and ISO weld symbols can now be added to drawings. The sheet standard you use determines the weld standard and dialog layout.

Dimension Hidden Lines – It’s now possible to add dimensions to hidden lines or add centerlines to hidden holes.

Sheet Metal Bend Notes – Now when you create a drawing of a sheet metal flat pattern by either right-clicking the flat pattern view of the model or by selecting the flat pattern filter in the Insert View dialog, bend notes are automatically shown next to each bend line.

Other updates


Drawing View Priority – You can now set the priority of a drawing view for both viewing and selection. This is useful if two drawing views are on top of one another and you want to select the view below.

Drawing Thumbnail – Drawing thumbnail images are now displayed on the Documents page and also in the tab previews inside a Document, making it much easier to determine which Document or tab you need before opening it.

You can see videos 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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