For decades, the DWG file format has been the lingua franca to share technical drawings. Organizations have accumulated billions of legacy drawings in this format and it is still used by millions of professionals to document and share projects.
Over the last decade, California has dealt with an unprecedented drought by implementing tight water restrictions for residents and businesses. The state has banned all salt-based water softeners because they release salts back into the environment, which can be detrimental to crops when wastewater is repurposed for agriculture.
Whether you’re a longtime Onshape customer or just starting to tinker around with a free Onshape Professional Trial, you’ve experienced what it feels like to design with modern CAD. You’ve felt the difference of “ Parametric Modeling 2.0,” how the core features you depend on every day have been totally reimagined.
VisualCAMc is the first full-cloud, production-ready CAM solution that allows you to perform CAM programming from anywhere and on any computer from your Onshape account. VisualCAMc is currently in a free beta program and is available now in the Onshape App Store.
SIMSOLID Cloud also comes with unique design study capabilities. Design studies are used to collect and quantify design performance variation. Each SIMSOLID project can contain multiple design studies and each study can contain multiple analyses. SIMSOLID design studies are associative to Onshape geometry updates. As the geometry evolves, the study can be updated without having to recreate the existing analysis configuration settings.
It has been almost two years since we first released RealityServer for Onshape, our fully integrated, photorealistic rendering service. We have been gathering a lot of feedback from our users and working behind the scenes on a major update targeting the most requested features. Some users may have already noticed our recent rollout.
If you’re new to VisualCAMc, MecSoft’s cloud-based production CAM solution for Onshape, then you may not fully understand yet how your VisualCAMc toolpaths are associatively linked to your Onshape part model. In this blog, we’ll discuss the model associativity in more detail. We’ll also take you through the steps needed to update your machining operations automatically after making edits to your Onshape part.
SIMSOLID Cloud is a next generation meshless structural analysis application. Now available as an Integrated Cloud App in the Onshape App Store, it uses Onshape’s single sign-on and runs completely within an Onshape Document tab.
Configuration features in Onshape allow you to have multiple configurations of your part within the same Onshape Document. For example, you can assign any sketch, dimension or part feature to one or more configurations and Onshape will rebuild and display each configuration on demand! Using configurations are very useful when you have families of parts that have similar features.
German biotech startup BellaSeno, which is seeking to develop a more natural and safer alternative to silicone breast implants, has chosen Onshape’s modern cloud CAD system to design the external structures of its 3D-printed implants. BellaSeno researchers are using Polycaprolactone (PCL), a biocompatible and bioresorbable polymer that is already used in FDA-approved and CE-marked products for other medical procedures. Both animal and human clinical trials are scheduled for 2019.