Included in the full release of the Onshape design system is the ability for multiple users to edit the same project simultaneously without crashing or locking the other designers out. Also, designers will always have the latest updates simply by refreshing their browsers as the software is updated, rather than having to wait for up to a year for updates.
This is all achievable due to the fact that the system features a full-cloud architecture which is claimed to virtually eliminated crashes, lost work and bugs.
“During beta Onshape achieved over 99.9% uptime,” said Jon Hirschtick, founder and chairman of Onshape. “When a bug pops up on our software it doesn’t affect all our users because they are working on multiple servers on our fully cloud-based architecture. In fact, we don’t even have a category for crash bugs because it hasn’t been an issue.”
To coincide with the release of the app store, Onshape has also released a major update that features an enhanced hole feature, balloon callouts and dimension values that can be added automatically when sketching, better control of drawing style defaults and the automatic population of tile blocks with information from parts and accessories.
The update also allows the importing and exporting of Rhino files and its users can see what changes have occurred between versions, and even see the changes that colleagues have made in different branches by accessing the history panel.