Onshape Update // May release sees new tool to boost complex curve sketch skills

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Onshape updates have a habit of coming thick and fast, and the May update proves no different as the software continues to add features by the bucketload.

The main event this month seems to be the arrival of Composite Curve, a tool which lets the user stitch together individual edges and sketch elements to make complex curves, making it useful for guide curves or profiles.

It also allows you to create lofted surfaces between composite curves you’ve selected, while the tool is also intelligent enough to know that the curves you’ve selected come from the edges of an existing surface, so can let you match those shapes’ tangent or curvature to the new surface.
It’ll all match up nicely with the new 3D Fit Spline ability, which allows a 3D spline to be created through selected points, with the user having full control over its start and end conditions.

Sheet Metal Fillet and Chamfer tools can now be used to quickly break sheet metal corners and better define internal punch areas.

Users also now have the ability to export DXF/DWG from a Flat View, meaning no more having to create drawing to export flat views for manufacturing.


For the full list of updates and additions, click here.

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